German soldier jailed for letting her baby die
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.