But it was premeditated, she planned it out.
Yes. She planned it out. The same way a paranoid schizophrenic makes plans to get 'the voices'. My heart broke when this happened. It' is an unbeleivable horrific disease that is very commonly swept aside by people who have never experienced it. It is an unacceptable thought that any mother would hurt a child and I am sickened by child abuse or neglect of any kind.
If I remember, you are a nurse or a nursing student, and you should really do some research on PPD and the effects. Also go and study this case. This woman never would have harmed her children had she been in her right mind...she is not on the same level as the sadist who starves or burns a child with cigarettes. She was tormented to the depths of her soul and the people who were SUPPOSED to protect her failed her.
Her husband did everything wrong that could have possibly been done wrong. And he didn't do it out of ignorance. I read about this alot when it happened. He knew full well what could happen and ignored all the medical and family advice and further abused this woman. It's a wonder she made it as long as she did before her mind snapped.