A parent killing a child happens more often than we think
Updated 3:01 PM ET, Fri July 7, 2017
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(CNN)It's the most unfathomable of crimes: a parent killing their own child. It grabs headlines when it happens -- like this week in Georgia, where a mom is accused of stabbing four of her children to death. The reality is, filicides happen with depressing regularity in the US. And mothers are almost as likely to be the killers as fathers.
- Almost 72% of those killed by their own parents were 6 years old or younger.
- And one-third of the victims were just babies under 1 year of age.