After battling postnatal depression, a mother kills her newborn infant and 3-year-old boy by jumping 190 feet to her death with her children in her arms.
After a battle with postnatal depression, a mother allegedly fell 190 feet to her death, cradling her newborn baby and toddler son in her arms.
Tragic Olga Zharkova and her two kids, aged three and one month, perished after falling from a 19th-floor Moscow apartment.
Investigators believe she suffered from acute postnatal depression before murdering herself and her children in the terrifying 190-foot fall.
As she fell, the mother, a Russian military officer’s wife, grabbed her small children in her arms.
She allegedly left a statement stating that she did not want to leave her children in this situation ““Hard, bleak world.”
“She told her friends she was depressed after giving birth,” a law enforcement source told Komsomolskaya Pravda.
“She was lonely and exhausted.”
When her husband arrived at the scene, he was treated for shock.
The murders of the two toddlers have prompted the Russian Investigative Committee to initiate a murder investigation.
According to sources, the mother will undergo a “postmortem psychiatric analysis.”
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