Police: Jerusalem mother confesses to killing her children

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says Carina Brill confessed to the murders.

Handcuffs (illustrative photo) 370 (photo credit: Reuters)
Handcuffs (illustrative photo) 370
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Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Saturday that during a brief interrogation earlier last week at Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem, Carina Brill, the 36-year-old mother charged with stabbing her two children to death, confessed to the murders.
According to Rosenfeld, Brill told police she killed her sevenyear- old son and five-year-old daughter in their Talpiot apartment because she was “not a good mother,” and then attempted to take her own life by repeatedly impaling herself with the same knife.
Following the admission, Rosenfeld said Brill, who is now in stable condition, will be arraigned in Jerusalem Court later this week, where she will be formally charged with the murders.
Brill, who was recently divorced and made aliya from Moscow last year with the two children without their father, was struggling to acclimate to life in Israel emotionally and financially, records state.
She was scheduled to meet with a Jerusalem Welfare Agency councilor just two hours after the children were killed, after an anonymous caller alerted the agency of her precarious mental state, as well as suspicious bruises on one of the children, one day earlier.
The children’s father, Dmitri Brill, a noted jazz musician from Moscow who arrived in Israel a little over 24-hours following the murders, said he had no indication of the imminent danger his daughter and son were in. “If I had known, I would have taken them immediately,” Channel 10 reported Dmitri as saying.
The Jerusalem court ordered Tuesday that Carina Brill remain in police custody for another eight days, while convalescing at the hospital.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said when she is released from the hospital she will immediately be placed in police custody.