20-year-old woman kills her newborn baby and eats himBy Mason White 2:41 AM June 26, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A young mother was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly killing her newborn baby and eating him, police in Kenya said.
Nairobi police said that they arrested 20-year-old Catherine Muthoni, after allegedly confessing to killing three children including her one-week-old son.
According to the police investigation, after killing the children she ate parts of their bodies. The woman killed her own son before going to her neighbor’s home and killing her two children.
A friend of the suspect told investigators that earlier in the day, the mother came to her home and tried to choke her while asking why she named her son Peter.
The neighbor ran outside to seek help, but when she returned with several people, her two children were already dead. The suspect was pushed out of the house before going to the police station to confess to the murders.
Muthoni was charged with three counts of murder and was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation.