From the Front Page Sections, translated…
A woman, Yang from Keelung raised her son and daughter on her own, the six-year-old son was developmentally slow, with atrophy of the muscles on the limbs, and can only rely on milk as food, he wasn’t even four feet tall. Because she’d been under great stress for caring for her children long-term, and she didn’t want her son to suffer, so, after she’d force fed her son sleeping pills, she’d taken the pills to commit suicide as well; the family found them, and sent them to the hospital, the woman’s life was spared, and the child’s, wasn’t.
Yang was accused of murder, and, on the first and second trials, the courts believed, that she had NO right, to decide to terminate her son’s life, but took into considerations that she’d admitted to wrong doing, and that she’d killed her son, because life got too hard, and, gave her a twenty-seven year jail sentence, based off of murdering a child, she’d appealed, but yesterday, the highest courts tossed back her appeals.
The verdict stated, that Yang (age 40), has a daughter and a son with her husband, and because there’s chromosomal abnormalities in her son’s genes, he was developmentally delayed, and, had atrophy in his limbs, couldn’t eat any solid food, can only be fed milk. After her husband died of illness, she couldn’t deal with the heavy economic strains, moved back into her own home, and operated a noodle stand with her mother, but, she’d become severely depressed from having to care for her handicapped son long term, she’d become mentally stressed, and, had wanted to kill herself, to end it all.
In July of 2013, Yang decided to kill her own son and commit suicide, in the bedroom of her house, she’d force fed sleeping pill into her son, then, she’d taken the pills herself, the female Indonesian helper found that the bedroom door was locked from the inside, asked Yang’s mother to come, and, broke down the door, and, the boy died of shock from the ingestion of the pills, and, after rushing Yang to the hospitals, her life was spared.
And so, this, is how hard life got, causing this woman, to get too tired of it all, and, because her son was ill, so, that, was why she’d believed, that taking her son’s life, then attempting suicide would be the best way to end it all, but, she wasn’t able to die, she’d survived, and now, she must live with the guilt, of having murdered her own son for the rest of her life.