Jealous mother brutally slit 3-week-old daughter's throat because she felt her husband 'loved the child more'
The Ukranian mother suffered an inflammation of the brain in November last year and the disease is believed to have affected her mental health
A Ukranian mother who cannot be named for legal reasons allegedly slit her three-week-old baby girl's throat in a fit of jealous rage as she believed that her husband loved their daughter more than he loved her.
The 21-year-old mother murdered her child when her husband left their apartment which is located in Rivne in north-western Ukraine’s Rivne Oblast region for a couple of minutes.
According to police reports, the woman attacked her child when her 26-year-old husband had stepped out to throw away some garbage. Upon returning to the apartment, he saw that his wife's hands were covered in blood.
He rushed into the bedroom to check upon their newborn baby and he saw her lying absolutely motionless in a pool of blood. The stunned father called the emergency services to report the incident. As reported by DailyMail, the man's mother Maria Momot said, "He [her son] went out for a few minutes and she grabbed a kitchen knife and cut the child’s throat open." She also shared that her daughter-in-law was very jealous of the child.
"My son and I loved the child very much. We gave her all our thoughts and care. She [her daughter-in-law] was jealous. She thought that her husband loved their child more than her. This morning I bathed my little granddaughter and now she is gone. I cannot believe that it all happened to our family," she continued.
The emergency services who arrived at the scene revealed that the woman was heard asking her husband, "Why are you crying?" The police located the murder weapon in the sink and the knife still had the child's blood on it. According to a police spokesman, Anton Kruk, "The child died of the knife wound to its throat. The mother could not explain why she did it. She could not even remember what she was doing during the day."
It has been reported that the suspect was suffering from meningoencephalitis which is an inflammation of the brain in November last year. The disease is believed to have impacted and affected the woman's mental health and she had undergone treatment. She was discharged from a mental facility on March 3 very shortly after she gave birth as doctors believed that she was healthy.
The mother had been taken into custody and will have to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. If found guilty, the suspect will face up to 15 years in prison.