Casablanca - The El Jadida Court of Appeals recently sentenced a mother to five years imprisonment for murdering her son.
Casablanca – The El Jadida Court of Appeals recently sentenced a mother to five years imprisonment for murdering her son.
According to Aujourd’hui Le Maroc, the infanticide took place in a small village about 16 kilometers outside of El Jadida in the Chtouka region. The 32-year-old woman murdered her 5-year-old child after she discovered that he had strangled a turkey chick to death.
The woman allegedly vehemently beat her child with a stick until he lost consciousness, according to the same source.
The mother then implored the victim’s father to take him to the hospital, where he died a few hours after his arrival, according to Aujourd’hui Le Maroc.
The autopsy report revealed that the cause of death was due to severe injuries sustained from the stick his mother had used to beat him.
The mother told the court she did not intend to kill her child. The court considered extenuating circumstances before sentencing the mother to five years in prison.
Edited by Liz Yaslik
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