Regional court in Pilsen: 16 years in prison for a mother who drowned a newborn

The terrible act took place last July in the bathroom of the apartment where the woman lived with her boyfriend (30). Prosecutor Martin Rykl stated to the prosecution that the woman had planned the murder of the child in advance, as she had consistently kept the pregnancy a secret the whole time and decided to have it a few days before the birth.

“She gave birth to a viable baby in a tub filled with water. Intending to kill him, she left him under water. She made it impossible for him to breathe. It was only when the baby died that she called her boyfriend and told him it was stillborn,” said prosecutor Martin Rykl.

She confessed to the murder

The woman confessed to the murder in court. “I feel guilty. I don’t recognize myself. I love children, I don’t know where it came from that day. I didn’t want a child because things didn’t work out very well with my boyfriend at the time and we also had financial problems,” said the woman.

“I consider everything in the indictment to be true. I don’t want evidence to take place in court. I’m just politely asking for a lesser sentence and to be put in a lighter prison,” added the defendant.

She didn’t accept the punishment right away

Krkavč’s mother was threatened with 15 to 20 years in prison and placement in a maximum security prison for the murder. The court had mercy on her and sent her to prison for 16 years. He also agreed with her in that he will serve his sentence in a milder prison, i.e. in a guarded prison only.

A mitigating circumstance was her confession and remorse for her actions. On the contrary, she is aggravated by the fact that she committed the murder during the probationary period of her suspended sentence (ed. note for non-payment of alimony). We thus sentenced her to 16 years in prison. We did not find the conditions to impose a sentence below the lower limit of the criminal rate,” said the Chairman of the Criminal Chamber, Jan Hostaš.

The judgment is not final. The public prosecutor waived the right to appeal, the woman kept a period of reflection.

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Accused of the murder of a newborn at the Regional Court in Pilsen.

Accused of the murder of a newborn at the Regional Court in Pilsen.

Author: Zbyněk Schnapka


The article is in Czech

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