French woman admits killing three-year-old son
Police say that a woman confessed to killing her son in a hotel in Toulon-sur-Allier.
27 October 2008
LYON - A woman confessed to killing her three-year-old son in France on Saturday, police said, after the boy was found dead in a hotel earlier in the day.
"She admitted that she killed him", squad chief Bertrand Lodde said of the 26-year-old woman, who was being held for questioning. "She seems to be in shock. She did not give any particular reason".
The circumstances surrounding the boy's death were unclear.
The woman and her son arrived at a hotel on Saturday afternoon in Toulon-sur-Allier in central France, where she rented a room.
Shortly after the boy's death, the woman called police. She was waiting for the officers downstairs at the hotel when they arrived, according to Lodde, and said only that the boy was in the room.
The boy's body did not seem to have any signs of violence, Lodde said, and an autopsy is to be conducted later in October.
[AFP / Expatica]