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DOUBLE MURDER; Mum suffocates son, revives him, then chokes him again.

Byline: PAUL THOMPSON

IT'S the murder that has shocked America... A mum smothered her son, had second thoughts and resuscitated him - then put her hand over his mouth and killed him.

Tiffany Toribio, 23, buried threeyear-old Tyruss in a playground.

She said she killed the tot because she "didn't want him to grow up unloved" like she was.

Toribio told friends she had a difficult relationship with her son and was not a good mother.

Police chief Ray Schultz said: "What makes this story especially sad is, when asked why she took Ty's life, Tiffany said she did not want him to grow up with no one caring about him, the same way that she had grown up.

"She placed her hand over her son's mouth and nose and suffocated him.

"She had second thoughts and performed CPR on him, brought him back to life and then decided to go forward with that original act she had started to commit."

Toribio killed Tyruss in a playground near her home in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The death came to light after a woman spotted his tiny foot sticking out of his shallow grave.

Toribio handed herself after a TV appeal. She was last night was on suicide watch in jail and will be assessed by psychiatrists.

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 23, 2009
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