5 German children found dead
Dec 06,2007 00:00 by UPI
DARRY, Germany -- Five young children were found dead in a house in Germany and their mother is suspected of killing them.

Police said it appeared the children, ages 3-9, had suffered "violent" deaths, the BBC reported Thursday. Their bodies were found in a house in the village of Darry, the British network said.

Their 31-year-old mother had been taken into custody and placed in a psychiatric facility, the BBC said.

"As far as currently known, the motive is to be sought in the mother's mental illness," police said said in a statement.

Last year, a Germany mother was jailed for allegedly killing eight of her children.

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