A Romanian woman who murdered her newborn son, before cutting the corpse in half and removing the baby’s intestines, because she believed it was her lover’s child, has been jailed for 18 years.
Elena Smocot, 27, killed her baby in front of her four-year-old son and her nephew, aged seven, in her home in Barlad, Vaslui County, east Romania.
She told police how her actions were triggered by noticing how her newborn looked nothing like her two other children, and bore a striking resemblance to the man she had been having an affair with.
The mother-of-two said that as soon as she noticed the similarity with her lover, she decided to kill the child.
She described to police how she grabbed the child by the legs and swung it around, bashing his head against the furniture several times until it stopped screaming.