Mother and her partner in custody

Mother and her partner in custody

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After the death of a five-year-old boy in Mönchengladbach, a police murder commission investigates.

After this Death of a five-year-old in Mönchengladbach his mother and her partner are in custody. A judge issued an arrest warrant for manslaughter against the 23-year-old, and an arrest warrant for homicide was issued against the woman of the same age, as a police spokeswoman said on Thursday. The autopsy of the body showed that the boy had died as a result of blunt violence.

The mother called emergency services on Tuesday evening because her son was no longer breathing. The emergency doctor determined the child’s death. The 23-year-old said that the boy fell from his loft bed. Since the type and number of injuries did not match this statement, an autopsy was ordered.

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During his interrogation, the unemployed couple denied the allegations. The 23-year-old still has a three-year-old child, who is now in the care of the youth welfare office, said the police spokeswoman. The partner is not the father of the children.

According to witnesses, the five-year-old had injuries a week ago that the mother explained with a fall. The police had not had any family violence interventions last year. (dpa)


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