Prosecutors in northern Poland on Wednesday were questioning a woman suspected of killing her three newborn boys whose bodies were found in the family’s freezer.
Police spokesman Slawomir Nojman said that the woman, identified as 41-year-old Lucyna D. from the northern town of Lubawa, has confessed to killing the infants. If convicted of homicide, the woman could face a life sentence.
The woman said she kept the bodies in the freezer because she “could not part from them,” said police spokeswoman Anna Fic.
Forensic examinations are seeking to determine the cause of death, and whether the babies were born alive — both crucial elements for prosecutors to prove in a court case.
The woman’s husband was also arrested and was being questioned.
The couple was arrested late Tuesday after a neighbor alerted police to her suspicions when she saw no baby resulting from Lucyna D.’s pregnancy. Police searched the home and found the bodies in the freezer.
The couple have four children aged between 6 and 22, who were being cared for by relatives following the arrest of the parents.
Prosecutor Jan Wierzbicki told the Polish Press Agency (PAP) that “from explanations provided by the woman, it appears that she gave birth to the babies in the house.
“She also said that she strangled the infants.”
SMH. This woman ain’t isht. Do you think she may have just freaked out at the idea of having to raise another three children after already having four? We know we’ve heard women say that having a lot of kids, especially later in life can lead to some serious mental strain.