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Mother kills 1-year-old son by stomping on his abdomen

By Mason White 4:48 PM May 16, 2017
Baby (illustration)
Baby (illustration)
By: Alexis Bell

A young child died of internal injuries after his mother stomped on his abdomen because he would not stop crying, according to police in the United Arab Emirates.

Dubai Police said that they have arrested the mother, who was not identified, after numerous witnesses reported seeing the suspect beating her 14-month-old son.

The mother has been charged with one count of murder at the Dubai Court of First Instance. Judge Ahmad Mohammad convicted the woman of intentional killing, and sentenced the mother to serve three years in prison.

According to the criminal complaint, doctors who treated the child testified that the baby was brought to the hospital several times for severe bruising and bone fractures.

A house maid testified that she saw the mother abusing the child ever since he was born. The mother left her son cry for many hours, and stuffed spoonfuls of food into his mouth in a violent manner.

One day, the house maid heard a loud noise followed by crying.

She rushed into the bedroom, and saw the mother stomping on the child’s abdomen. The boy later died in the hospital from internal bleeding.