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Life imprisonment for the Bulgarian woman who killed her child with boiling water

25 February 2015 / 14:02:49  GRReporter
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The mixed court in Iraklio sentenced to life imprisonment the two persons accused of the murder of the two-and-a-half-year-old boy, who died in the village of Skourvoula on Crete last March.

The two defendants are the 20-year-old mother of the child and her 30-year-old friend, both Bulgarian citizens.

According to the indictment, they had tortured the child to death, pouring boiling water on him. The boy died due to severe third-degree burns.

During the trial, the two defendants tried to blame each other, their main argument being that they had sunk the child in hot water to help him have a bowel movement.

According to the testimony of the doctors from the local health centre, the child had been transported there around 2-3 hours after his death. They had found on his body traces of previous burns as well as bruises on his face and eye.

The prosecutor suggested that the two accused be convicted and determined the killing of the child as unprecedented. She emphasized that their arguments had not convinced the court, stating that the only reliable testimony was that of doctors and policemen, thus rejecting the testimony of the relatives of the accused.
At the end of the trial, the court in Iraklio unanimously decided that the mother and her boyfriend had committed murder in a calm mental state and sentenced them to life imprisonment without extenuating circumstances.

Tags: Crime newsBulgarians in GreeceChildBoiling waterMurderLife imprisonment
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