Mother jailed for killing her five newborns in Germany
BERLIN (AFP) - A German court sentenced a married mother of two to nine years in jail on Thursday for killing five of her babies whose births she had concealed.
The 29-year-old woman had admitted during the trial in the northern town of Flensburg to secretly giving birth and immediately killing the five newborns between 2006 and 2012.
Three of the infants were suffocated and two stabbed with scissors, the court concluded, finding the woman, who is from the town of Husum and was not named, guilty of five counts of manslaughter.
Although the trial was unable to clarify exactly why the woman killed the infants, she had said in questioning by the police that her husband did not want any more children.