Bruno Asnicar, Detective Inspector, Cairns Police
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Cairns deaths: Police confirm arrest of children's mother

The mother of seven of the children found dead in a home in the Australian city of Cairns has been arrested on suspicion of murder although she has not yet been charged.

She was found at the property, with stab wounds, alongside the bodies of the eight children.

Officers said seven of the children were siblings, and the eighth was a niece of the woman who has been arrested.

Bruno Asnicar, a detective inspector with Cairns Police, said she was currently under police guard at the Cairns Base Hospital.

  • 20 Dec 2014
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