Quincy mother indicted for deaths of daughter, unborn son

Staff reports

A grand jury on Monday returned an indictment against Fang Chi-Xue, a Quincy mother who has been committed to psychiatric care since allegedly killing her daughter and unborn son in April.

Chi-Xue was charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of her 9-year-old daughter, Wen Xue, and with manslaughter for the death of her 8-month-old fetus. Authorities said the unborn boy died after she stabbed herself in the abdomen.

The 38-year-old Chinese immigrant, now committed at Westboro State Hospital, was found incompetent to stand trial and has never been arraigned on the charges police filed in Quincy District Court. A status hearing is to be held Wednesday.

Prosecutors had been awaiting autopsy results of the fetus. The Norfolk County District Attorney’s office reseated the grand jury, which had expired after six months, once the results were finalized within the past two weeks, spokesman David Traub said.

It was on April 16 at the family’s home on Woodbine Street that Chi-Xue is alleged to have carried out the killings. First, police said, she tried to strangle her 14-year-old daughter, who managed to escape. She stabbed to death her other daughter next before turning the knife on herself and her unborn son, according to authorities.

The surviving daughter later told police Chi-Xue may have been driven to violence by fears her husband had fathered a child with a mistress.

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