Russian mom in Wisconsin killed her 8-year-Old son and threatened to kill the others of her family — “enhanced by paranoia and terror over the ongoing war in her homeland on Ukraine, the authorities said.
Natalya Alexandrovna Hitchcock, 41, strangled little Oliver on March 30, in a few days also trying to drown him 11-year-Old brother in bath, according to criminal Complaint filed Tuesday in Sheboygan County.
The older boy had found his brother lifeless body on in floor of his bedroom, while “his mother It was on bed with but big knife,” according to a complaint in first-degree murder and tried murder accusations.
The screams of the surviving boy awakened their father, and he rushed to make a doomed attempt to save Oliver. who was announced dead two days later, the legal documents say.
While he was doing CPR, his wife… who didn’t have history of mental health problems – walked around the apartment with knife dazed saying she’s going kill every in in house”, the complaint says.
Mother also tried to overdose on painkillers and stabbed herself in rib cage in an attempt to “cut out her heart”, as she later told the police.
“When asked if Hitchcock had mental health issues, [the husband] she said, “Now she knows,” and she described her paranoia in detail. over ongoing Kremlin war on Ukraine.
husband told the cops that he was “worried about Hitchcock’s mental state”. of mind like she was watching tv with war between Russia and Ukraine.
Her parents were still in Russia and she was furious that she couldn’t book tickets to get there home to see them, the complaint says.
A few days before killing her sonHitchcock asked her. husband stay home from work as well as “buy survival gear such as camp stove and fuel and also wanted to buy knives and pistols,” the document says.
husband “Said no to knives and guns” but bought groceries and other supplies to make his wife “feel safe,” the documents say.
“He said he feels that the war between Russia and Ukraine has escalated. up Hitchcock more than ever and that she started drinking “vodka”.
She was afraid thatpeople were going to come from more city to attack them” or even sell them on darkness web, husband supposedly said.
Hitchcock later admitted to similar concerns in an interview with police officers, telling them that she couldn’t sleep and was afraid of the “Russian government was going to take her children and abuse them.”
“She also said that people looked at her strangely and felt that people looked at her as a Russian spy who caused she feel it social the workers were going to take the children away from her,” the complaint says.
She confirmed killing her son ’cause she’s not want to see how he was bullied,” the complaint alleged.
She said when she previously held her 11-year-Old sonx head under the water in bath it was ‘to scare him to understand that his life was in danger”.
“She said she told the boys they needed to wake up up and you had to see what was going on on around them,” the complaint says.
Hitchok was already in Sheboygan County Jail when officers came to tell her that she son died two days after attack.
“Well, I think I’ve made it set out do it then,” she said. in “in a calm tone” before “she began to cry softly,” the complaint said.
She again said she did it because she felt little Oliver “would be better off dead” instead of abusing over war with Russia, the complaint claims.
Hitchcock appeared in Sheboygan District Court on tuesday, look back talking to her “clearly emotional” husbandTMJ4 said.
“I’m sorry. I don’t know what happened,” Hitchcock told him, according to the channel.
She is being held on $1 million bond ahead of her next court hearing scheduled for Thursday.