Lowestoft: A heavily pregnant woman in UK drowned her three children in the bath before writing “I love you” on their bodies, an inquest has heard according to Mirror UK.
Fiona Anderson, 23, killed herself on April 15 last year after jumping from a car park in Lowestoft, Suffolk. The bodies of Levina, three, Addy, two, and 11-month-old Kyden, were found in their mother’s bed at their home.
Detectives found evidence suggesting they had been drowned in the bath by Anderson who had been “extremely emotionally disturbed” in the days leading up to their deaths.
Each of the children reportedly had a heart drawn on their bodies using a green marker with the message “I love you x”, the inquest in Bury St Edmunds heard on Thursday. A lipstick mark was also seen on each of their foreheads.
Ms Anderson had written messages on the walls of her home, saying: “I put them to bed with their bear bears – they loved their bears.”
Another said: “I love them and I’m going to keep them safe.
“They’re cuddled up together sleeping. They look so peaceful.”
She had written the names of each of the children on her own body as well as the name “Eve”, which she intended to name her unborn child. The day before the killings, Ms Anderson had argued with the children’s father, Craig McClellan, who had recently started a new relationship.
Addressing the inquest, chief inspector Andy Smith said the mother had stabbed Mr McClellan during the row but he had lied to police. McClellan told officers that he had been attacked in the street by a stranger to “protect Fiona and stop the children being taken into care”.
Officers found a torn-up letter which provided a “a harrowing insight into her life”. Ms Anderson felt “unable to cope with the situation and apologetically outlined her intention to take her children with her”.
“In her words: a mother never abandons her children,” Mr Smith said.
The inquest heard how the family had been known to a number of care agencies since she became pregnant in 2009, and that social services were considering taking the children into care.
Accordinmg to the Mirror UK, the inquest is expected to last two days.