Mass. Mom Kills Child, Unborn Baby: Cops

Woman was 7½ months pregnant, stabbed herself
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 17, 2009 10:15 AM CDT
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(Newser) – A pregnant woman killed her 9-year-old daughter and stabbed herself in the stomach to kill her unborn child, authorities in the Boston suburb of Quincy said today. Fang Chi Xue, 38, was treated for self-inflicted stab wounds to the arms and abdomen and is expected to be arraigned on two counts of murder. She was 7½ months pregnant.

Police were called to the family home last night by a 14-year-old girl who survived the attack after suffering minor injuries. The district attorney said the 9-year-old suffered stab wounds to her wrists, but authorities are also investigating whether she was poisoned. The incident was sparked by an argument, the DA said.