BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --Two children were in the home where police say Christopher Ouellette stabbed April Haskell to death Wednesday night. Ouellette allowed the children to leave the apartment before he was shot and killed by police. They were 2 and 4. And we're told are now in the custody of relatives
NEWS CENTER spoke with Dr. Anthony Ng, the chief medical officer for Acadia Hospital about this tragedy to get some insight about how to help children heal.
"So I think right now they're still processing what's going on and all they know is that their mother's gone and that the home is not the home they're familiar with. (You) gotta to try and get some routine as routine as you can get under the circumstances because right now their whole world is turned upside down yesterday and I think they need to get something that is more stable some relatives that are going to be with them a lot and some routines," explained Dr. Ng, "But the other thing to remember is because they're so young I think there is a good chance for them to recover from this."Dr. Ng says a good online resource for people who want to learn more about how to help children in these situations is the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
Dr. Ng says a good online resource for people who want to learn more about how to help children in these situations is the