Ill. Babysitter Charged With Killing 2 Kids

She says demonic voices made her kill little girl and own son

By Liam Carnahan,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 1, 2012 11:44 AM CDT

(Newser) – A chilling case out of Illinois: A woman fatally stabbed a 5-year-old girl she was babysitting and her own son, age 7 or 8, reports the Chicago Tribune. Elzbieta Plackowska told police that demonic voices in her head commanded her to save the kids' souls from the devil by stabbing them numerous times to death Tuesday night. Two dogs were also found stabbed to death in the home. Afterward, she drove to a church to try and find help, then showed up at her adult son's home, covered in blood. It's a haunting reflection of the recent murder in NYC. Plackowska is in police custody and has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder. She's scheduled to appear in bond court today.

This Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 booking photo provided by the DuPage County Sheriff's Department in Wheaton, Ill., shows Elzbieta Plackowska, 40, of Naperville, Ill.   (AP Photo/DuPage County Sheriff's Department)
A makeshift memorial is seen outside a home in Naperville, Ill., Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, where two children were found stabbed to death on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Elzbieta Plackowska was accused Thursday...   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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