Investigation reveals Novi mother killed toddler with knife before harming herself

Father found son’s body and wife in first floor bedroom

NOVI, Mich. – An absolute tragedy unfolded at a Novi home Friday afternoon.

UPDATE: Novi woman charged with premeditated murder after toddler found killed at home

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.

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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.

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