S.-PETERSBURG, February 24 – RIA Novosti. The Soletskiy District Court sentenced a resident of the Novgorod region to 2.5 years in a penal colony for the murder of two newborn children, according to the united press service of the region's courts.
“By the verdict of the Soletsky District Court of the Novgorod Region, S.V. Zueva was convicted of committing a crime under Article 106 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation – the mother's murder of a newborn child immediately after childbirth,” the joint press service said.
At the hearing, it was established that in July 2020, a woman in a bathhouse in the village of Upper Prikhon, after the birth of two full-term children, placed them in a bucket of water with their heads down.
“After that, making sure that they did not show signs of life, she left the bucket with the children in it in the bathhouse, left the scene. Continuing her criminal actions in order to conceal her actions to kill newborn children, she transferred the bodies of newborn children in the bucket and threw into the cesspool of the toilet “, – said in a press release.
It is noted that the defendant admitted her guilt at the hearing.