For ten and a half years to Elizabeth S. is now in jail. The fact that the Pensioner has strangled the seven-year-old Ole in baden-württemberg, Künzelsau intentionally, there is not the slightest doubt, said the judge. The question on the lips of the process participants, was the motive: Why would someone kill a helpless boy, and what punishment is appropriate? The court decided on Monday that it was not murder, but manslaughter.
On the evening of 27. April, the parents were gone to a concert and had given the boy, as so often previously in the care of Elisabeth. The woman had already taken care of often to the child, and an almost familial bond to him and the parents. The next day, the father and the mother found her child dead in the bathtub, which was filled with water.
The mother had begged the defendant to court, educate the public: "don't Let us back in the black hole," she said at the trial. The child-minder-in-law. It was hard to cope with for the parents of the child. You wanted to find the answers, and the incident process, therefore, they stressed they had participated in the process.
at the beginning of the process was limited to the charge on manslaughter. Of Prosecutor Harald moved Funny in the course of the process: The murder characteristic of the low motivation is fulfilled, the woman had strangled the child out of fear of losses. She feared the visits could soon come to an end. "For me, this means that it is more important than the life of another person, of a little boy," said Funny in his plea. The fact was self-glorious and selfish, so the state's attorney.
That the judgment is not now but manslaughter is justified, the Chairman of the chamber with a bundle of reasons: The defendant had been overloaded and shaken. In addition, the fact had been influenced by a depressive disorder in the woman. It is not excluded that the accused was limited to the time of the crime in their capacity to Control. Thus, the defense had argued. You saw the fact, among other things, therefore, only as a negligent killing.