Nine years in prison for mother beheading her baby

In the trial for the cruel death of an infant, the district court in Luneburg sentenced the mother to nine years in prison for manslaughter. The court did not rule on Friday from a less serious case. The 25-year-old had stifled her then four-month-old daughter Maya in December 2016 in Soltau and then cut off her head.

The court faced a particularly difficult decision. “The events that have been clarified here, is really very unusual,” said the Chairman Judge Axel Knaack. The severed head makes the case even more enigmatic. “We do not know what’s behind it, we can not explain it.”

A bunch of motives

The court followed his decision by one of the two psychiatric reviewers. Unlike his colleague, he had seen no signs of serious personality disorder in the Eritrea-born woman.

For the deed, a bunch of motives may have come together, decided the Chamber. These included general overwork, relationship stress and the sense of perspective hopelessness. Also, the child born out of wedlock could have been perceived as a sin in view of the cultural background. Until the act, the woman had shown no signs of disturbance, emphasized Knaack.

A bunch of motives

The court followed his decision by one of the two psychiatric reviewers. Unlike his colleague, he had seen no signs of serious personality disorder in the Eritrea-born woman.

For the deed, a bunch of motives may have come together, decided the Chamber. These included general overwork, relationship stress and the sense of perspective hopelessness. Also, the child born out of wedlock could have been perceived as a sin in view of the cultural background. Until the act, the woman had shown no signs of disturbance, emphasized Knaack.

Originally she had wanted to kill herself and the child, the woman had testified. She has the charging cable of a cell phone around her neck. When she woke up, the baby lay dead in bed. The court thought that was unbelievable. The woman could not have believed that she could kill herself in this way.

The defense was unlike the prosecutor of a minor case of manslaughter, because the woman has significant drawbacks. The prosecution had on Monday on a prison sentence of twelve years and ten months pleading that the woman was guilty. “I can not find reasons that are so understandable,” said the prosecutor. The lawyer of the incidental father had demanded 15 years in prison.

Revenge on the father of the child?

“That was not a mother of a raven, she loved her child,” said judge Knaack on Friday. The woman regretted in her closing remarks the death of her daughter in tears on Monday. “I’ll have to endure until the end of my life,” she said.

The court sentenced the woman to a life sentence of a year ago for murder on low grounds. She had wanted an independent life without a child, the district court said. In addition, she had wanted to take revenge on the father of the girl, because he left her alone.

In contrast, the prosecution had assumed that the woman had acted out of revenge for allegedly suffered violence by the father of the child. However, the Federal Court later overturned the decision in part. But in Karlsruhe there was no doubt that the woman killed her child.

Source: Dehai Eritrea Online


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Nine years in prison for mother beheading her baby

In the trial for the cruel death of an infant, the district court in Luneburg sentenced the mother to nine years in prison for manslaughter. The court did not rule on Friday from a less serious case. The 25-year-old had stifled her then four-month-old daughter Maya in December 2016 in Soltau and then cut off her head.

The court faced a particularly difficult decision. “The events that have been clarified here, is really very unusual,” said the Chairman Judge Axel Knaack. The severed head makes the case even more enigmatic. “We do not know what’s behind it, we can not explain it.”

A bunch of motives

The court followed his decision by one of the two psychiatric reviewers. Unlike his colleague, he had seen no signs of serious personality disorder in the Eritrea-born woman.

For the deed, a bunch of motives may have come together, decided the Chamber. These included general overwork, relationship stress and the sense of perspective hopelessness. Also, the child born out of wedlock could have been perceived as a sin in view of the cultural background. Until the act, the woman had shown no signs of disturbance, emphasized Knaack.

A bunch of motives

The court followed his decision by one of the two psychiatric reviewers. Unlike his colleague, he had seen no signs of serious personality disorder in the Eritrea-born woman.

For the deed, a bunch of motives may have come together, decided the Chamber. These included general overwork, relationship stress and the sense of perspective hopelessness. Also, the child born out of wedlock could have been perceived as a sin in view of the cultural background. Until the act, the woman had shown no signs of disturbance, emphasized Knaack.

Originally she had wanted to kill herself and the child, the woman had testified. She has the charging cable of a cell phone around her neck. When she woke up, the baby lay dead in bed. The court thought that was unbelievable. The woman could not have believed that she could kill herself in this way.

The defense was unlike the prosecutor of a minor case of manslaughter, because the woman has significant drawbacks. The prosecution had on Monday on a prison sentence of twelve years and ten months pleading that the woman was guilty. “I can not find reasons that are so understandable,” said the prosecutor. The lawyer of the incidental father had demanded 15 years in prison.

Revenge on the father of the child?

“That was not a mother of a raven, she loved her child,” said judge Knaack on Friday. The woman regretted in her closing remarks the death of her daughter in tears on Monday. “I’ll have to endure until the end of my life,” she said.

The court sentenced the woman to a life sentence of a year ago for murder on low grounds. She had wanted an independent life without a child, the district court said. In addition, she had wanted to take revenge on the father of the girl, because he left her alone.

In contrast, the prosecution had assumed that the woman had acted out of revenge for allegedly suffered violence by the father of the child. However, the Federal Court later overturned the decision in part. But in Karlsruhe there was no doubt that the woman killed her child.

Source: Dehai Eritrea Online


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