German soldier jailed for letting her baby die 

9th January 2009, Comments 0 comments

Defense argued that the woman was unaware of her pregnancy.

Berlin -- A German soldier was jailed for leaving her newborn son born to die after giving birth at army barracks. The soldier was allegedly unaware she was pregnant.

A court at Verden in northern Germany on Thursday found her guilty of murder through negligence -- but said she only had limited responsibility for the baby's death.

Defense lawyers argued that the woman was in a state of shock and was unaware that she had been pregnant.

The prosecution, however, argued that she had known about the pregnancy for several days.

The 24-year-old was sentenced to two years and eight months.


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