Elzbieta Plackowska has been charged with the murder of her seven year old son and prosecutors say she stabbed him over one hundred times - her horrible actions the result of a festering resentment towards her husband over the fact that he wasn't home often enough and also that she was forced to work as a maid - a job she felt was beneath her.
She also murdered a five year old girl whom she was babysitting in a terrible culmination of events that has shocked the community of Naperville, Illinois.
"She felt he truly did not appreciate how fine a wife and mother she was. She told the detectives that she thought by killing (her son) Justin she would make her husband hurt the way she hurt in their relationship."
Police say the crime scene was the worst they had ever seen, and the woman's confession involved her making the two children kneel down and pray before she attacked them both while they begged for their lives.
Knife wounds were found all over their bodies including the areas of the face, chest, neck - both of their throats were slit, as well.
Originally the defendant said she was smoking a cigarette outside when the intruders attacked the children, then later she said the children had the devil inside them and she was trying to help them, until finally she admitted that she did what she did because she was upset with her husband.
Plackowska was not a US citizen and was originally from Poland although she's been an immigrant in the United States for over ten years. She had no prior record that would indicate she was capable of such a horrific incident.
She was charged with first degree murder.
We cannot even express how terrible we feel something like this can and did occur and we send out all our sympathies to the bereaved families.
[Image via DuPage County Sheriff's Department.]