Mum ‘cremated’ new baby in oven at home

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prosecutors have dropped an investigation into a woman who ‘cremated’ her newborn baby in her home oven, because forensic examination of the remains could not determine whether the child was alive or dead at the time.

Magdalena P, 35, from Gorzyce, near Katowice, admitted burning the baby, but told relatives that she had done so because the child had been stillborn. Experts at the Institute of Forensic Research in Kraków examined ashes from the oven, but the results were inconclusive.

The Prosecutor in Wodzisław closed the case in the absence of evidence indicating that the child had been alive at the time. Magdalena P was held for psychiatric observation at a hospital in Rybnik for six weeks after her initial arrest. The tragedy happened on January 29 2012, and the investigation took a year to complete.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s