NOVI, Mich. – An absolute tragedy unfolded at a Novi home Friday afternoon.
A 36-year-old mother with a history of mental health issues grabbed a kitchen knife, harmed her 2-year-old son who did not survive the attack, and then harmed herself with the same knife.
The whole incident unfolded on Sevilla Circle. That toddler was just about to celebrate his third birthday at the end of this month.
When the woman’s 35-year-old husband, who works as a software engineer at an automotive technology company, returned from work at 5:23 p.m. Friday he found his son’s body and wife in a first floor bedroom.
Investigators say the family is from China and moved to Michigan in 2014. The mother has suffered from a history of mental illness.