Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

A Mother’s Failed Suicide and the Drowning Deaths of her Children


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“Fumiko Kimura: Culture and Socialization Case Study.”
“Mother Placed on Probation in 2 Drownings.” Los Angeles Times. Nov. 21, 1985.
“Mother’s Suicide Try Leaves Child Dead.” Los Angeles Times. Jan. 30, 1985.
Newton, Michael Bad Girls Do It! Loompanics Unlimited. Port Townsend, Washington. 1993.
Nielsen, John. “Activity Center Quietly Tends Roots to Japan.” Los Angeles Times. May 6, 1985.
Pound, Leslie. “Mother’s Tragic Crime Exposes A Culture Gap.” Chicago Tribune. June 10, 1985.
Rae-Dupree, Janet and Jones, Jack. “Children in Arms Mother’s Trek Into Sea Stuns Her Neighbors.” Los Angeles Times. Jan. 31, 1985.
Rae-Dupree, Janet and Jones, Jack. “Death in the Sea – Neighbors Stunned by Woman’s Action.” Los Angeles Times. Jan. 31, 1985.
Reese, Michael. “A Tragedy in Santa Monica.” Newsweek. 5/6/1985.
Stewart, Robert W. “Accused Mother Preoccupied by Death Friend of Woman Whose Children Drowned Testifies at Hearing.” Los Angeles Times. Mar. 29, 1985.
Wetherall, William. “The Trial of Fumiko Kimura.”



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