Woman sentenced to 15 years jail term for the murder of five of her six children


After being found guilty of murdering five of her six children, a lady from the western German city of Solingen has been sentenced to 15 years in prison on Thursday.

The children were between the ages of one and eight, but the woman’s eldest son was spared.

The court found no extenuating circumstances, therefore ruling out the woman’s release after serving her usual life sentence of 15 years.

The prosecution claimed that she sedated the children before drowning or suffocating them one by one throughout the trial.

The incident that sparked the crime, which horrified Germany, according to the investigating police, was viewing a photo of her husband with a new companion.

She then sent him a note saying he wouldn’t see the kids again. On September 3, 2020, the bodies of the children were found in their beds.

Before murdering the children, the lady claimed that an attacker had broken into her house, locked her up, and forced her to post chat messages.

Psychiatrists found no evidence of major mental illness, but her lawyer requested her release, claiming that there was still a question about whether she committed the murder.

Melina, 1, Leonie, 2, Sophie, 3, Timo, 6, and Luca, 8, were found to have been murdered by their mother, who then threw herself in front of a train at Dusseldorf central station but survived.

Her eldest son, who had escaped injury, had been sent to his grandma.

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