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Mom Who Killed Kids in Reincarnation Case Gets Life | U.S. News | US News
A year before the latest killings, Suzanna Simpson spent
six days in the hospital for severe mental illness and her doctors urged
her husband to get all of the guns out of their house for safety.
But about a year later, Simpson woke up at 4 a.m., put on
a headband with a small light, worked the combination on the gun safe
and ambushed her husband, and their 7-year-old daughter and 5-year-old
son as they slept. She said she tried to kill herself but loaded the
wrong ammunition in the gun. Simpson told a psychiatrist she thought the
whole family would be reincarnated in a better world.
Simpson had little reaction after being sent away for
life, mouthing "bye" to her family as she walked out of court.
Psychiatrists said she is on medication to treat bipolar disorder and
In Simpson's case, prosecutors said there are clues that
show while she was mentally ill, she knew what she was doing. She wore
the headlamp and loaded the gun in the laundry room to not wake anyone
up. She shot her husband first so he couldn't save the kids. And after
loading the gun right, she managed to put in the wrong ammunition when
it was time to kill herself.
"She might not have been able to control herself," prosecutor Betty Strom said. "But she knew what she was doing was wrong."