butchered and ate her two young sons because she hallucinated and thought they
were pigs. (Weird!)
woman allegedly cooked and ate her children, aged one and five, and was found
by police sleeping in her home surrounded by their body parts.
The woman —
a member of a hill tribe from the mountainous region of Chiang Main near the
Burmese border – had been suffering from mental illness since 2007 but had
recently stopped taking her medication.
She had been
left alone with her sons as her husband left for a few days to get her
Kiattiphum Wongrachit from the Mental Health Department said: “The woman killed
her children because she didn’t continue her treatment and didn’t take her
that it is believed that in her hallucinogenic state she thought her children
were pigs and that she has yet to realise that she killed her children.
report from her treatment in 2007 stated that the woman suffered from
hallucinations and believed someone was coming to hurt her.
The woman, whose name has not been released for her family’s protection, has
been charged with murder, although details of the charge have yet to be
She has been
deemed mentally unfit to fight her case and has been sent to Suan Prung
Psychiatric Hospital in Chiang Mai for treatment.