Bereaved mother shows forbearance in wake of tragedy
Mother of Little Light Bulb: “Fortunately, I had held you tightly and told you I loved you every day.”
(Claire Wang gave media the permission to show the photo of her, her husband and Little Light Bulb)
By Christie Chen, CNA staff reporter
It was hard even for strangers to talk about the slaying of a young girl in Taipei on Monday but the child’s 36-year-old mother Claire Wang stepped in front of the TV cameras just hours after to give an account of the horrific incident.
Although she was visibly shaken by the death of her 4-year-old at the hands of a knife wielding man, Wang was able to coherently relate the gruesome details of the incident that took place in front of her eyes.
Even more remarkable were her dispassionate comments amid widespread calls for stiffer laws in the country against the type of crime she had just witnessed.