Whoa: Woman Kills Husband, Infant And Herself
You don't see this type of situation unfold like this too often.
A woman who may have been suffering from postpartum psychosis murdered her 3 month old child and husband before killing herself.
A mother killed her three-month-old baby, shot her husband then turned the gun on herself, investigators believe.
Mary Jo Trokey, 32, of St. Louis, Missouri, may have been suffering from postpartum psychosis when she murdered husband Matthew Trokey, 33, and their daughter Taylor Rose Trokey, before killing herself last week, police say.
Postpartum psychosis, a disorder which can be triggered by childbirth, is known to cause delusional and irrational behavior, and in rare cases, can even cause the mother to harm her child.
The trio were found dead from gunshot wounds after a concerned family member went round to check on them after they hadn't heard from the Trokeys.They immediately alerted the police to the grisly scene. A law enforcement source told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Mary Jo appears to have bought a gun shortly before the murder-suicide which occurred either late Thursday or early Friday last week.Postpartum depression is relatively common in new mothers. Yet postpartum psychosis, is much rarer - about one in every 1,000 - and is much more serious.
Sufferers can experience hallucinations or paranoid delusions.It is viewed as a medical emergency by doctors that needs immediate treatment. -(Hannah Parry, Daily Mail UK)