Familicide : The Killing of Spouse and Children

  title={Familicide : The Killing of Spouse and Children},
  author={Margo I. Wilson and Martin Daly and Antonietta Daniele},
A familicide is a multiple-victim homicide incident in which the killer’s spouse and one or more children are slain. National archives of Canadian and British homicides, containing 109 familicide incidents, permit some elucidation of the characteristic and epidemiology of this crime. Familicides were almost exclusively perpetrated by men, unlike other spouse-killings and other filicides. Half the familicidal men killed themselves as well, a much higher rate of suicide than among other… CONTINUE READING