A MOTHER killed her 14-year-old daughter then herself before leaving a chilling note on the kitchen table for the distraught dad, reports say.
Mariolina Nigrelli, 40, and her daughter Alessandra Mollica were found hanged in their country house by the teen's father in Sicily, southern Italy.
Mariolina left a note on the kitchen table saying: "I'm taking Alessandra away with me. I'm sorry," according to local media.
The devastated dad Maurizio, a local potter, found the lifeless bodies and the note when he returned home after the victims did not answer multiple calls.
Maurizio immediately reported the tragic incident to the authorities.
He told investigators that their relationship was "strained" while sobbing, reports say.
The father explained that he had recently argued with the child's mother and that their relationship was very tense.
As for Alessandra, he said she had problems with her other kids at school and her mum had become increasingly concerned about her welfare.
He said Mariolina would sometimes get into arguments with other parents at the school.
An autopsy is still to be carried out on the bodies but investigators reportedly believe the cause of death was murder-suicide.
However, authorities have not ruled out anything out and the investigation is still ongoing.
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