Russian woman charged with biting son to death

February 13th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS  

Yekaterinburg (Russia), Feb 13 (RIA Novosti) A Russian woman has been charged with biting her three-year-old son 50 times and striking him 80 blows that led to his death, prosecutors said.
Investigation revealed that Svetlana, 31, bit her son around 50 times and struck him with over 80 blows to the head and neck. The boy died of the injuries.

Murder charges have been pressed against the woman in the Sverdlovsk Region in the Urals.

“The woman is currently in a pre-trial detention centre. She was charged with murder with special cruelty,” the source said, adding that she faces life sentence.

The date of the trial has yet to be announced.

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