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Mother cleared of assault of infant

the Lund district court justifieth the 32-year-old woman from the charge of extremely aggravated assault of his infant.

"of Course we are very happy and I think the court really has gone through the different steps and come to the conclusion that there is another explanation to what the prosecutor claims," says Carolina Sandekjer, the woman's lawyer.

do not share the judge's valuation of the evidence and will appeal the decision.

" I believe that they have all of the exacting standard of proof. It is a indiciemål, but I mean that in an overall assessment of all, it should lead to a conviction, " she says.

the Prosecutor claims that the mother suffered from Münchhausen by proxy, which means ill-treatment by the induction of disease symptoms. She believes that the woman has given her newborn son laxatives so that he suffered life-threatening diarrhea and severe pain that required morphine.

– All the doctors are of the opinion that there is no medical explanation for the child's illness, " says Jigin.

and nurses had been consulted on the boy's all the hospital visits last summer, but it has not been possible to demonstrate that the child had laxatives in the body.

" I have no witnesses to that she has given him it and we have not demonstrated it in the body. It is a fact. But you can't explain away everything overall. The child has been fresh immediately after the mother has been separated from the child, " said the prosecutor.

A unanimous court accepts the woman's statement that she bought laxatives for their own use. The court stresses that the Münchhausen by proxy ”at its height” could be a motive, but that it did not ”have any direct bearing on whether the mother committed the crime or not”.

”the district Court has found that there may be other explanations for her behaviour and that the prosecutor has not established that her mother has Münchhausen by proxy”, says the presiding judge, chief judge Göran Lundahl in a press release.

in the beginning of november, but was released when the trial ended on 23 april.

– It is not decided yet as the verdict has just come. The social services are connected and there have been voluntary actions than for so long, and so we will see how it will continue, " says Carolina Sandekjer.

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