Woman who threw own baby to death jailed

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18 September 2007, Hamburg (dpa) - A young woman who threw her newborn baby out the window and tried to pin the killing on her ex-boyfriend was jailed in Germany Tuesday for 45 months for manslaughter and false accusation.

18 September 2007

Hamburg (dpa) - A young woman who threw her newborn baby out the window and tried to pin the killing on her ex-boyfriend was jailed in Germany Tuesday for 45 months for manslaughter and false accusation.

German police began a nationwide hunt for the man in March before realising that she was lying.

The Polish-born defendant, 27, had worked casually as a babysitter and had been described as kind.

She gave birth alone in her apartment in a bleak, high-rise public-housing block in the port city of Hamburg.

Strollers found the half-hour-old baby, dead of head injuries, in a plastic garbage sack in bushes, 25 metres below the woman's balcony. By the time the boyfriend reported to police, he had been cleared of suspicion.

The woman admitted the charges in court, saying "I destroyed a glimmer of happiness."

Even the prosecutor said she had been "in denial" about her pregnancy and birth and that, "subjectively speaking," she had not been lying when she misled the police.

DPA

Subject: German news

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