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Theresa Riggi, Her Three ‘Killed’ Children And An Edinburgh House Fire

MEET Theresa Riggi. The Sun says she is “thought” to have murdered, sorry, “slaughtered” her three children, twin sons Gianluca and Augustino, and daughter Cecilia, 5. She “stabbed” them, suggests the Sun.

Riggi, 46, is believed to have then thrown herself off a second floor balcony of a three-story house in Edinburgh as a small fire burnt.

Riggi is said to have “fled” her husband Pasquale and the family home in Skene, Aberdeen, on July 11. She took to calling herself Mrs Butimore. Police sought her for arrest.

On July 21, police found her:

Grampian Police can confirm that Theresa Riggi and her children, missing from Aberdeenshire since Sunday 4 July 2010, has been traced safe and well outwith the Grampian area.

And then they lost her.

The Daily Express is more circumspect, but no less speculative:

But police later said the children – who have not been named – did not die as a result of the explosion or blaze at the modern three-storey block in Edinburgh. Detectives were waiting to question a woman – thought to be the children’s mother – who was taken to the city’s Royal Infirmary by ambulance.

It is understood the blonde woman was found lying in the street after jumping or being thrown from the building in the west end of the city.

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Posted: 5th, August 2010 | In: Reviews | Comment