A court in Poznań decided to temporarily arrest a woman suspected of the murder of a few-year-old daughter for three months, said prosecutor Łukasz Wawrzyniak, spokesman for the District Prosecutor’s Office in Poznań, on Wednesday evening. Earlier, the 26-year-old confessed to the murder of a three-year-old child. The girl was stabbed and died during an operation in the hospital.
The tragic event took place on Tuesday morning in Poznań in Łazarz. – Before 11 o’clock we received information from the Emergency Notification Center that a three-year-old girl was stabbed with a knife on Winkler Street in Poznań – informed Andrzej Borowiak, spokesman for the Greater Poland Police.
“She had a deep heart injury”
The girl was taken to hospital in serious condition. There she died during the operation.
– The girl had a deep heart trauma. The child could not be saved, said Paweł Daszkiewicz, MD, PhD, director general of the Clinical Hospital. Karol Jonscher of the Medical University of K. Marcinkowski in Poznań. As he noted, the child was placed on the operating table immediately after being transported to the hospital.
She pleaded guilty
In connection with the case, a 26-year-old mother was detained. The woman was sober. – The girl’s mother did not have a blue card, the police had not received reports from this address before – Borowiak said.
An autopsy was performed on Wednesday morning. – Preliminary findings as to the cause of death were the basis for the charges, the prosecutor noted. He added that the woman had given her daughter three blows with a kitchen knife in the vicinity of the heart. Earlier, the 26-year-old tried to strangle a child.
The girl’s mother heard the murder charges. – The woman pleaded guilty – said Łukasz Wawrzyniak, spokesman for the District Prosecutor’s Office in Poznań.
The court decided on pre-trial detention
Later on Wednesday, prosecutor Wawrzyniak informed that the Poznań court had temporarily arrested the woman for three months.
He emphasized that the investigators would apply for a forensic psychiatric examination of the suspect’s sanity. For the murder, a 26-year-old faces a prison sentence of eight years, a prison sentence of 25 or a life sentence.
The woman made an explanation
The woman previously provided extensive explanations describing the course of the tragic event. – She claims that she wanted to commit suicide, and that she did not want to leave the child alone, she killed him first, and then she was not able to take her own life – explained the prosecutor Wawrzyniak. – She has been planning this way of ending her and her child’s life for a long time. She was preparing for it earlier – he added.
After injuring her daughter, the woman called a friend and informed him of what she had done. It was he who notified the police.
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