A 29-year-old Polish woman living in Germany and her 34-year-old partner were sentenced to life in prison for the murder of 4-year-old Fabian, German media report. The child was allegedly tortured for several months, including being beaten with a meat tenderizer and locked in a closet at night, without clothes.
The verdict was handed down on Monday in the court in Hannover. The court decided that his 29-year-old mother and her 34-year-old partner should serve life imprisonment for the murder of 4-year-old Fabian. – They wanted to cause him serious pain – said judge Imke Simon, quoted by “Die Welt”, emphasizing that the couple acted extremely cruelly and based on base motives. According to the newspaper, the child died on the night of January 13 from bleeding and suffocation in an apartment in Barsinghausen. It was found on the bed. The judgment is not final.
Death of 4-year-old Fabian
As “Die Welt” describes, the boy’s ordeal lasted from the end of May 2022, when the Polish woman met a 34-year-old man of German-Polish origin on the Internet and moved in with him in German with her son and 6-year-old daughter. The judge pointed out that almost immediately the couple began abusing both children. They had to kneel on the floor with their hands raised for hours, and their access to food was restricted. Fabian was allegedly beaten with a belt, a cable and a meat tenderizer. At night he was locked naked in a cupboard.
According to the court, the motive for such behavior by the mother and her partner was that the 4-year-old was “disturbing” the couple’s romantic relationship and causing “problems.” The child’s abusers sent each other messages via instant messenger in which they “coordinated the abuses committed.” They sent photos of Fabian being beaten and described him only using insults. As reported by a German newspaper, the judge admitted that there had been much less news in the last days before the 4-year-old’s death, because such a weakened child no longer caused them problems.
When Fabian was dying, the 29-year-old called an ambulance and tried to resuscitate him. The couple initially claimed the 4-year-old was injured after falling down the stairs.
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