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    Open Access Case Study Article ID: FST-5-113

    Mother killed her newborn baby

    Siniša Franjić*

    In Dubrava, near Varaždin, Croatia, a young woman at 28 years of age has given birth to a baby in a family home in mid-February this year. Because of the mental derangement a few days later, she become sick at her job and she was admitted to a hospital in Varaždin. The doctors found that she had recently given birth. Due to her health condition and the fact that they knew nothing about the child, the doctors informed the police. When the police went to search her house, they found the dead body of a newborn baby. This case contains elements of neonaticide and infanticide which is described as a killing in Article 112 of the Croatian Criminal code. Croatian Criminal code does not differ neonaticide and infanticide. This is one criminal act.

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    Published on: Aug 5, 2019 Pages: 8-13

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/pjfst.000013
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