O.C. Mother Stabs Children, Herself in Attempted Murder-Suicide
In a very matter-of-fact phone call to a Westminister emergency dispatcher yesterday morning, 38-year-old Thuy Le said she had stabbed her two daughters and herself, asking if authorities were coming to her aid, according to the OC Register. They did, finding a bloody room in Le's cousin's home, where the Le family had been spending the night. It was after 6 a.m. when her cousin, Toan Pham and his wife, were awakened by their two children who investigated screams from the living room. Pham went down, finding blood all over and Le holding one of her daughters--he had no idea what just happened just minutes prior. The 5-year-old remains in a medically induced coma, but her 3-year-old sister and Le suffered superficial wounds. No word on why Le attempted to hurt her children before herself, but it may have been due to the stress over a failed attempt to sell her massage therapy business. Police are looking into other possibilities such as marital or mental health problems.