Depressed mum stabbed her two daughters to death because she feared one had cancer — (The Mirror)

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The Mirror

18:16, 9 Dec 2015

By Dave Rudge

Marta Galikowska then turned the knife on herself and cut her own throat on October 12 last year

A depressed mum stabbed her two young children to death because she thought her eldest daughter had cancer, an inquest heard.

Marta Galikowska then turned the knife on herself and cut her own throat on October 12 last year

A depressed mum stabbed her two young children to death because she thought her eldest daughter had cancer, an inquest heard.

Marta Galikowska, 27, then turned the knife on herself and cut her own throat on October 12 last year.

The bodies of Marta, her five-year-old daughter Maja and 20-month-old Olga were discovered by her husband Marcin Galikowski, 28, when he returned from work.

Today North Staffordshire Coroner’s Court heard that the tragic mum had become convinced that Maja had cancer after she found a lump under her jaw.

Mrs Galikowska was prescribed antidepressants by a GP a week before her death after telling her husband that she wanted to kill herself and the children.