Thursday 14 December 2017

Mother kills her son with hidden knife

Associated Press

A SWISS woman detained by Spanish authorities and taken to a hospital with her 10-month-old son allegedly cut the boy's throat with a hidden knife and killed him after being given permission to bathe him, Spain's Civil Guard said.

Katharina Katit-Staheli (40) was taken into custody on Wednesday with her son in Torrevieja by police acting on an arrest warrant issued by Zurich authorities after the mother had allegedly taken her child, who suffered from a brain abnormality, without authorisation from a Swiss clinic.

Police said the mother and child were taken to the Spanish hospital. She asked permission from police to give him a bath, took a knife she had concealed in diapers and allegedly killed him. She then tried to kill herself but police stopped her.

Irish Independent

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