Mum arrested for murder suicide jump with baby

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Mum arrested for murder suicide jump with baby

A 33-year-old Stockholm woman, in hospital after jumping from a bridge holding her 3-month-old baby, has been interrogated by police, who after the baby’s death classify the case as a suspected murder.


“It was a very short questioning and we can’t make public any information that she gave us,” Sofie Österheim of the Stockholm police told daily Aftonbladet.

The incident occurred a Saturday morning at the end of July around 9am by Slussen - a busy road and public transport junction in central Stockholm.

According to a witness report the woman stood for a while on the bridge before leaping over the railing onto the road below.

The mother and child first survived the 12 metre fall but remained in intensive care, reported Aftonbladet at the time.

However, the baby boy died ten days ago and on Monday the woman, who for a long while was kept in a medically induced coma, was taken into custody by police for the murder or alternatively manslaughter of her son.

“The woman is still very much in need of medical care and we have had difficulties talking to her but today we were able to inform her of the suspicions against her,” Österheim told the paper on Monday.

According to Österheim the normal procedure would be to continue to remand negotiations but in this case it remains unclear what the next step will be.

The Local/rm


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