Woman who killed her three sons – Theresa Riggi – found dead in secure hospital

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Theresa Riggi found dead in secure hospital

Theresa Riggi killed her three children in August 2010
Luke, Cecilia and Austin Riggi were killed by their mother

BBC World Report — An American woman who killed her three children in Edinburgh has been found dead in a secure hospital in Nottinghamshire.

Theresa Riggi, 50, was sentenced to 16 years in jail after the deaths of her children in August 2010.

She had pleaded guilty to a charge of culpable homicide on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

The BBC has been told that she was found dead at Rampton Secure Hospital in Nottinghamshire.
Luke, Cecilia and Austin Riggi were killed by their mother Luke, Cecilia and Austin Riggi were killed by their mother

Riggi, originally from California, United States, killed her three children, eight-year-old twins Austin and Luke, and their sister Cecilia, five, stabbing each of them eight times.

She then tried to cover up their deaths with a gas explosion, before trying to kill herself by leaping out of their second-floor flat

She had moved to Edinburgh with her children from Skene, Aberdeenshire, following the break-up of her marriage to the children’s father.

Lord Bracadale described the killings as “truly disturbing” and “grotesque”.