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Swiss mother cuts baby's throat after arrest in Spain

Published on Jan 24, 2014 6:02 AM

MADRID (AFP) - A 40-year-old Swiss mother killed her sick, 10-month-old baby boy by cutting his throat while she was under under arrest in Spain, police said on Thursday.

Despite being under police detention at a hospital in the southeastern Spanish coastal city of Torrevieja, she managed to trick officers to carry out the act, a Spanish police spokesman said.

"She cut his neck with a kitchen knife and then cut her own neck. Her prognosis is serious. The injury to her neck is serious," the spokesman said.

"She said she was going to bathe him or change his diaper. She took advantage of that moment to kill him," he added.

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