Mom beats 5-year-old son to death in front of 6-year-old sister

Mom beats 5-year-old son to death in front of 6-year-old sister

The tragedy occurred on Sunday in the village of Sokolivka, in central Ukraine.

A 25-year-old mother discovered a huge mess in the house and blamed her 5-year-old son. Mad with rage, she threw the child to the ground and then sat on top of him and banged his head against the ground until he was no longer breathing. A scene of extreme violence which Artem’s 6-year-old sister watched helplessly. The help, arrived on the scene, tried to resuscitate the child but the death was noted a few minutes later. After her two deliveries, Elena had been interned in psychiatry because she had been violent.

Elena, however, had not been recognized as mentally ill and had been allowed to raise her children, believing it will be better if they lived with their mother rather than in an orphanage.

If she is found responsible for her actions, she faces up to 15 years in prison.

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