That happened in the U.S a decade or so ago. I think the woman’s name was Andrea Yates. She had like ten children (maybe not ten. But I’m pretty sure over five) and she had postpartum depression. Her husband kept impregnating her (he was controlling and I think probably abusive) and she didn’t even have time to get over the depression before he got her pregnant again. He made her home school all of them and she never got any breaks from the kids. She ended up drowning them all (or maybe just a couple. I don’t remember if the older children ran away or if they were all too young).
She wasn’t a “bad” woman though. She had cracked and somehow started to believe she was doing a good thing and helping them somehow. She didn’t do it to hurt them or be mean…
I realize that doesn’t change what happened, but it kinda makes it sadder to me. People should go to jail for hurting each other willfully with the intent to cause pain and suffering. I hope that she went to a mental hospital and will stay there for good because I think she really did love them and I don’t know what she would do to herself if left on her own.
She might go back to her husband who might want to get her pregnant again.