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Malaysian boys suspected to be murdered by maid: The kids loved her, say family members

Published on Feb 27, 2014 10:06 AM

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Shocked family members of two young boys suspected to be murdered by their maid were puzzled over her motive, saying she was loved by the children, Malaysian police said.

"Agnes was very liked by the family and the boys really loved her," Sungai Buloh OCPD Supt Junaidi Bujang said, referring to the Indonesian maid who had been accused of killing stepbrothers Koay Jia Hong, five, and 18-month-old Melvin Selvam Joseph before committing suicide at their home on Tuesday evening.

Statements recorded from the boys' family even indicated that the maid was a devout Christian, he said.

"From the family's statements, we can assess that she was of stable mind. We are still determining what actually transpired," he said.

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