Woman jailed for killing newborn baby

22nd November 2008, Comments 0 comments

The woman said she had been unaware that she had been pregnant.

Rottweil -- A German court jailed a woman for three and a half years on Friday for killing her live baby by putting the newborn in a small freezer.

The woman, 21, sobbed as she claimed to the court in Rottweil, in southwest Germany, this week that she had not been aware she was pregnant and had wanted to make it seem as if the sudden birth in May had never happened.

After the solitary birth at home, she had put on her overalls and gone to her regular job in a factory in the town of Horb am Neckar in Germany's Black Forest region.

Judges ruled she intended to kill the child and convicted her of manslaughter.

Doctors said the baby, sealed inside a plastic freezer bag, suffocated to death. The mother of the woman's fiancé found the dead child in the freezer three weeks after the incident.


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