Woman who attempted to poison her daughter gets 20 years

A court in Plzeň on Friday sentenced a woman to 20 years in prison for attempting to kill her five-year-old daughter. The woman originally received an exceptional sentence of 25 years but the Constitutional Court overturned the verdict. The woman was convicted of attempted murder; in 2010, she deliberately poisoned her daughter with antifreeze she added to her tea, and only called an ambulance several hours later. The girl survived without any permanent damage to her health.

Author: Jan Richter