A wicked woman who killed her one week old baby and stashed it in a plastic bag before dumping it at a popular area has been arrested and sentenced to years imprisonment.
A 24-year-old woman identified as Rosetta Precious Moyo, from Cowdray Park suburb in Johannesburg, South Africa, who killed her one week old baby and stashed it in a plastic bag before throwing it away, has been arrested. She claimed to have dumped her new-born baby at Barbourfields Stadium after it had died on their way to hospital.
The Chroncle reported that the woman went on to escape from police custody and stole documents relating to her arrest to destroy evidence, but she was later re-arrested and was sentenced to 33 months imprisonment.
She appeared before Western Commonage Magistrate, Ms Tancy Dube charged with infanticide, unlawful escape from custody and theft.
She pleaded not guilty but Ms Dube convicted her due to overwhelming evidence.
Under pressure during cross examination, Moyo broke down and confessed that she committed all the crimes she was charged with.
Ms Dube lashed out at her for her unbecoming behaviour. “I don’t even have the words to describe what you have done,” the magistrate said.
“Cruel, selfish people like you should be dealt with in an exemplary manner to send a message to society that such will not be tolerated. You are therefore sentenced to 33 months in prison.
“For the first count you are sentenced to 15 months imprisonment of which five months will be suspended for three years on condition that within that period you will not commit any offence involving infanticide.
“For the second count, you are sentenced to nine months in prison. Three months will be suspended for three years on condition that you don’t commit an offence involving theft within that period.
“For the third count, you are sentenced to nine months imprisonment, of which three months will be suspended on condition that you don’t commit an offence involving escape from lawful custody,” Dube added.
Moyo will serve an effective 22 months in prison.