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Mother arrested after police allege she killed her two children.

Police will allege the 51 year old woman slowly poisoned her 18-year-old daughter and 26-year-old son over an extended period of time.

The daughter was found dead on September 4, 2012, at a home on plantation crescent in Maudsland, while her sons body was found on July 18, 2017, at the same address.

It is believed the woman’s children were severely disabled, reports 9 news.

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At the time police did not believe the deaths were suspicious, however new information led to an investigation being launched.

The woman was arrested at Cooparoo this morning. She is yet to be charged and is due to face Brisbane Magistrates court today.

Further details to be released shortly…

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  • I wonder if the Mum had been asking for help for a long time and never given any. She could easily have developed mental health issues as a result of having to cope with them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Yes, she did the wrong thing but there had to be a reason why she resorted to such drastic tragic action.

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  • It must be a huge concern for parents of severely disabled children to wonder what will happen to their children once they are gone. Killing them, however, is extreme and certainly not the answer. Very, very sad for all concerned.

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  • 2 severely disabled children to look after on her own, I cannot imagine killing my own child, but I also cannot imagine how physically and mentally draining caring for these kids would have been. I hope there was no financial gain in sight fir the mum

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  • Oh no! Now they are saying that she had a motive. A one million dollar insurance payout. Really? :-(

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  • Yes, Ellen.. She was probably feeling hopeless and she couldn’t see any other way out. At this point I’m thinking that she didn’t have enough help and it just became too much for her. :-(

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  • Very sad for everyone involved.

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  • What a sad story ! An 18 year old daughter and 26year old son, both severely disabled. I’m trying to picture that. Maybe this mother was desperate, maybe there was too little help. I’m not trying to find excuses for what she did, just pondering on possible aspects.

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  • I felt sad for the little ones
    No since of humanity

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  • Disgusting behaviour. I’m glad she has been caught.

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  • What a tragic story. How did she do that? And what were her reasons? :-(

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