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Texas Mother and Four Daughters Found Hanged in Home


Police in Texas say a mother and her four children were found hanging in the closet of their mobile home Tuesday.

The incident occurred about 40 kilometers west of Fort Worth.

Police say the mother and children were found dead, except for an 8-month-old infant. The baby was taken to a hospital and her condition is not clear.

The mother is believed to be separated from her husband.

The Parker County Sheriff said the deaths appear to be a murder-suicide, but an investigation is underway.

Names of the victims have not been released.

The incident has captured nationwide media attention.

In 2001, another Texas woman, Andrea Yates, drowned her four children in a bathtub. She was convicted of murder, but in 2005 a Texas court overturned the conviction.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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