MOSCOW, 11 Feb – RIA Novosti. The Central Criminal Court of London on Thursday ruled to send Olga Freeman, who was born in Russia, to involuntary psychiatric treatment for an indefinite period, who confessed to killing her 10-year-old son in August last year, police in the British capital said.
“On Thursday, February 11, she was sentenced to compulsory treatment with a restriction of unlimited duration under sections 37 and 41 of the Mental Health Act 1983,” the police said in a statement.
According to law enforcement officers, on the night of August 16, 2020, Freeman came to a police station in one of the districts of London and admitted that she had given her son medicine and covered his mouth with a sponge. The arrived police and doctors established the death of the child, after which the woman was detained.
It is noted that the boy suffered from a number of serious illnesses, which could cause difficulties in caring for him for “experiencing mental health problems” Freeman, especially during quarantine. She told her acquaintances about this.
The judge, as reported by Sky News, ruled during the meeting that the woman had committed the crime by being “out of her mind,” and doctors said Freeman developed symptoms of mental illness as a result of “severe stress due to the quarantine imposed by COVID-19 “.