Mommy Murderers: Often Altruistic or Psychotic

Leshanda Armstrong, the 25-year-old who drove her van into the Hudson River Tuesday, drowning herself and three of her four children, is an enigma to psychiatrists who have little idea how mothers become murderers. New York police have ruled it a murder-suicide. Only her 10-year-old son Leshawn escaped from a window in the sinking vehicle and swam 25 yards in cold waters to the shore. More than 200 mothers a year kill their children, according to the American Anthropological Association, and...Full Story
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