In France, a woman, who killed eight children of her own, awaits trial. Dominique Cottrez explained that she suffocated the babies after birth and buried them in the ground, Joinfo.ua reports.
It became known about brutal crimes five years ago. Back then, in the former house of the women, new owners found the remains of two babies. Others were found near the new house of the accused. The woman explained she feared they were the children of an incestuous relationship with her father, so she killed them. It lasted for 10 years. Cottrez also has 2 grown up daughters. If a woman is found guilty, she will receive a life sentence. The trial in this case will be held in a week.
“I think in this case there are two pitfalls, two reasons for such a step. It is either an act of compassion, then she will be partly a victim, or a deliberate crime. Then we must take into account the way in which these activities were performed. It makes her a monster. We need to find a balance between these two extremes. This is what we will do during the trial,” said Rodolphe Costantino, a civil plaintiff in the case.