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Mother ‘tries to smother son in Ukrainian hospital after crying distracted her from drinking’

‘Bored’ mother ‘tries to smother her five-month-old son in Ukrainian hospital after his crying distracted her from boozing on vodka’

  • Woman allegedly tried to smother her son with a pillow at a children’s hospital 
  • She was in the middle of drinking vodka when her five-month-old awoke crying 
  • Unnamed mother pressed a pillow on his face at hospital ward in Odesa, Ukraine
  • Son will be placed in an orphanage after he was discharged from the hospital

A ‘bored’ mother allegedly tried to smother her five-month-old son with a pillow for crying and distracting her from drinking vodka.

The 33-year-old woman, who has not been named, tried to kill her child at a children’s hospital in Odesa, a sea resort city in southern Ukraine.

Police say the woman was at the hospital with her son who needed inpatient treatment.

On the night of December 1, she was secretly drinking vodka after buying it in advance in a nearby store.

According to reports, the woman was in the middle of her drinking session when her son woke up and started crying.

The unnamed woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of a minor after she allegedly tried to suffocate her five-year-old son in a hospital in Odesa, Ukraine 

The woman allegedly attacked her child at night after drinking vodka in the hospital ward

The woman allegedly attacked her child at night after drinking vodka in the hospital ward

Then the drunk mother covered the child with a pillow and pressed it against his face, a witness said.

A police spokesperson told local media: ‘The mother was drinking vodka right in the hospital ward near her 5-month-old baby.’ 

During a police interview, the mother said that ‘she drank vodka because she was bored’ and that ‘she became irritated after the baby woke up and distracted her’. 

The police source added: ‘A woman who was occupying the same ward saw the suspect’s attempt to smother her son with a pillow.

‘The witness pushed the suspect away from the crib and alarmed the hospital staff who called the police.’ 

The mother was arrested by police and her son was put in an orphanage after he was discharged from the Odesa Regional Children's Clinical Hospital

The mother was arrested by police and her son was put in an orphanage after he was discharged from the Odesa Regional Children’s Clinical Hospital

Police opened a criminal case for attempted murder of a minor against the woman who was arrested and taken into custody.

Her son will be placed in an orphanage after he was discharged from the Odesa Regional Children’s Clinical Hospital. 

Local social services plan to sue the mother and deprive her of her parental rights, according to local media reports.

The suspect faces a life sentence in prison if found guilty and the police investigation continues.

The 33-year-old woman allegedly used a pillow to try and suffocate her young son after he awoke and started crying at a children's hospital

The 33-year-old woman allegedly used a pillow to try and suffocate her young son after he awoke and started crying at a children’s hospital 

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