Wife Italian Rugby player killed two children and tried to commit suicide

Antonella Barbieri, wife of former player of the national team of Italy at the Rugby Andrea Benatti, killed their children and tried to commit suicide. It is reported by La Gazzetta Dello Sport.

The woman was strangled with a pillow two year old daughter and stabbed a five year old son at his home in the province of Mantua while her husband was at work. Then she got in the car and left. In the car she tried to commit suicide. It was discovered by a shepherd, he then reported the incident to the police.

Now Barbieri is in the hospital, her life is not in danger. It is reported that she suffered from mental illness.

December 8 court of Sverdlovsk region declared 38-year-old resident of Asbestos Helen Kordukova guilty of the murder of his two children and attempted another. The woman was poisoning his terminally sick children unknown potent substance. She’ll spend in prison for 20 years.

Benetti played for the Italian national team from 2001 to 2005 and for the team spent 5 matches. In 2011 he completed his professional career.