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Prison sentences for online infant murder pair in Norway

Published on May 16, 2014 1:11 AM

OSLO (AFP) - A Norwegian woman and her British lover were sentenced Thursday in Oslo to eight and nine years in jail for killing the woman's 21-month-old daughter while video chatting online.

Hunaina Chaudhry died after her mother Yasmin Chaudhry plunged her head in a bucket of water following the webcam instructions of her lover Ammaz Omer Qureshi, who was in London at the time.

The Oslo court charged the couple with manslaughter, since it considered that they did not take the infant's life deliberately.

"The court notes that, for any person with sound judgement, the immersion of the head of a child around one-and-a-half-years-old in a bucket lacks any reasonable purpose," it said in its verdict.

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