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Updated 28 October 2013

More mothers are killing their children

Police are worried about an increasing number of mothers who are murdering their children.

Police have seen a trend emerge where more children were being killed by their mothers, The Sunday Times reported.

The unit secured 499 life sentence convictions over the past financial year alone, Linda said.

Over 1 000 child murders last year

Of the children murdered, 43% were cared for by single mothers and 29.8% by both parents.

 
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