"The 37-year-old mother of several of the children involved in this incident has been arrested for murder overnight and is currently under police guard at the Cairns Base Hospital," Cairns Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar said at a press conference aired on BBC.
A 37-year-old woman has been arrested for murder & is under police guard in hospital. #Manoora— QPS Media Unit (@QPSmedia) 19 декабря 2014
The 37-year-old woman in hospital will remain under police guard until the end of the investigation. #Manoora— QPS Media Unit (@QPSmedia) 20 декабря 2014
On Friday morning, Queensland Police were called to a suburban Cairns home. Upon arrival, they located bodies of eight children, all aged between 18 months and 15 years, and a wounded woman. The woman was confirmed to be the mother of seven of eight children, the eighth child was her niece. The woman is currently receiving treatment for her injuries. She has not been charged yet, BBC reported.
To reiterate, the 37-year-old woman assisting police with our enquiries into the #Manoora deaths has NOT been charged.— QPS Media Unit (@QPSmedia) 19 декабря 2014