Woman gets 16 years in jail for murdering her newborn child

A court in Ostrava on Tuesday sentenced a 27-year-old woman to 16 years in prison for the murder of her newborn child. The woman killed the child soon after birth which she gave in her parents’ house; she hid the corpse in the garden and left on vacation with her boyfriend three days later. She claimed she did not know she was pregnant and thought the baby was stillborn. But the court proved she knew about her pregnancy, and said her actions were not affected by postpartum stress. The woman might yet appeal the verdict.

Author: Jan Richter