Australian Woman Charged With Murder of Eight Children

An Australian woman was charged with murder in the deaths of her neice and seven of her children, whose bodies were found inside her home, police said Sunday. Mersane Warria, 37, was charged with eight counts of murder in a bedside hearing at the hospital in the city of Cairns where she is recovering from stab wounds, Queensland state police said. Police haven't said how the children died, but an officer said they're examining several knives in the home that may have been the murder weapon.

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