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Danish mother convicted of stabbing her nine-year-old daughter to death

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Danish mother convicted of stabbing her nine-year-old daughter to death
The 28-year-old woman has schizophrenia and said she had been going through a "rough period". Photo: Colourbox
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A 28-year-old woman was on Thursday sentenced to indefinite detention in a psychiatric institution for killing her nine-year-old daughter.
The woman admitted to stabbing her daughter in the throat and said it was a result of her mental illness. 
 
“I've killed my daughter. I couldn't do it to my son. I'm schizophrenic. It's important that you come right now,” the woman said when she called emergency line 112 according to TV2 Nord's report. 
 
The woman said she was mentally unstable at the time of the attack and her defence lawyer presented a mental health evaluation to back her claim in court. While standing trial in Herning District Court it was also revealed that she had been institutionalised on several occasions, including in the weekend before the fatal attack on her daughter. 
 
The stabbing took place in the family's home in Bindslev in northern Jutland while the girl's father was out walking the dog. 
 
The woman said that she was “in a rough period” because her grandmother and dog had recently died. She stressed in court that her mental issues were “no excuse for what happened”.

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