Monday, 7 March 2011

FILICIDE (multiple): Scotland: Theresa Riggi admits killing her three children

Theresa Riggi with Cecilia and twins Luke and Austin. (Picture obtained by the BBC) Theresa Riggi killed Cecilia and her brothers Luke and Austin at their home
A mother has admitted killing her three young children at their Edinburgh home.
Theresa Riggi, 47, pled guilty to a charge of culpable homicide on the grounds of diminished responsibility. She was originally charged with murder.
Her eight-year-old twins Austin and Gianluca and their five-year-old sister Cecilia were found dead at their flat in Slateford Road on 4 August 2010.
They were discovered with multiple stab wounds after a suspected gas explosion at the property.
Riggi, who appeared at the High Court in Edinburgh, denied a further charge of recklessly causing the explosion.
The family had moved to the city from Skene in Aberdeenshire following the break-up of her marriage to the children's father, Pasquale Riggi.
In August Mr Riggi, a Shell employee in Aberdeen, said of the tragedy: "It's been shocking. You are paralysed with grief.
"The hardest moment was when I first found out.
"Your life is all about your children. In one instant that's gone."
California-born Riggi appeared in court wearing a pale-coloured suit and walked with a limp as she is still recovering from her injuries after jumping from the flat's balcony.

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