Monday, July 25, 2022

“Lorient Mother,” Serial Baby-Killing Mom - France, 2017


FULL TEXT: A dismissal order has been issued in this case The mother of three newborns, discovered frozen in July 2017 in Lorient, was declared criminally irresponsible and will not be tried for the murder of infants because of her mental disorders, we learned on Friday from the prosecutor's office in Lorient. "In view of the elements gathered by this judicial information, a dismissal order was issued on October 12, 2021 by the two investigating magistra.

The mother of three newborns, discovered frozen in July 2017 in Lorient, was declared criminally irresponsible and will not be tried for the murder of infants because of her mental disorders, we learned on Friday from the prosecutor's office in Lorient.

"In view of the elements gathered by this judicial information, a dismissal order was issued on October 12, 2021 by the two investigating magistrates seized, in accordance with the requisitions of the prosecution, on account of criminal irresponsibility (...), arising from mental disorders, ”said Lorient public prosecutor Stéphane Kellenberger in a statement.

Two psychiatric expert evaluations had been carried out, in 2018 and 2020, as well as a psychological expert opinion in 2019. According to the experts, the disorders presented by the mother led to a total abolition of the discernment of the indictment and the control of her acts " The mother, in her 50s at the time of the discovery of the babies, confessed to suffocating the babies when they were born with a pillow before wrapping them in a plastic bag and keeping them. for more than ten years in a freezer.

Due to a move in March 2017 to Lorient, she had to move the bodies to her workplace.

One of them was always present in the cold room of the Heliotrope, the ship she was responsible for supplying.

It was an employee of the boat's owner, the Scapêche, who had given the alert when he discovered the baby's body in a plastic bag while he was in charge of loading the trawler before it set sail at the port of Lorient.

The other two had been found at his home.

The woman had been indicted for murder and placed in pre-trial detention before being placed under judicial supervision.

The dismissal order can be appealed within ten days.

[“Mother accused of freezing newborns declared irresponsible,” Teller Report, Oct. 16, 2021]

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Mar. 2017 – Due to a move in to Lorient, the mother had to move the bodies to her workplace.

Jul. 11, 2017 –  Body discovered on boat. 2 others discovered at mother’s home.

July 14, 2017 – A 50-year-old French woman confessed Thursday to suffocating her three children at birth, two days after their bodies were discovered in freezers

Oct. 12, 2021 – charges dismissed.

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For more cases of this type, see Serial Baby-Killer Moms.

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