Baja California

Woman murders her two children and then attempts suicide

The woman confessed to having smothered the children of 4 and 9 years of age, the father was the one who reported the acts to the authorities

A woman was arrested for murdering her two children, a 9 year old boy and a 4 year old girl, who were suffocated with a pillow while sleeping. The mother later tried to take her own life, but the children's father arrived before she could do so, reporting the crime to the authorities.

The man was returning from work and heading to the home of the mother of his children, identified as Zaira Viridiana N, 33, with whom he had been separated for two years. Upon arrival, he found the woman with bloody wrists and about to commit suicide; paramedics from the fire department also arrived at the scene of the crime and tried to revive the children without success, confirming that they have been dead for hours.

According to information from the authorities, upon entering Viridiana's house, they found the infants named Alejandro Said Rivas (9 years old) and Naara Melissa Rivas (4 years old) lifeless. Both children were unconscious in a bed and the mother next to them, they also found a knife on the floor of the room.

The crime took place on Dante Street in the Villafontana neighborhood located in the city of Tijuana, Baja California. The report was attended at 1:43 p.m., according to a report from the State Attorney General's Office and officials from the State Investigation Agency.

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