A Russian woman, Nadezhda Zavialova, is facing charges over the murder of her newborn baby who was found dead in a washing machine.
According to an official report by Russian authorities, the 31-year-old gave birth to her fourth child prematurely during the night. The next morning, her husband Denis called the ambulance after seeing his wife covered in blood, inside their home in the Talitsa, Sverdlovsk region.
A police source confirmed the baby had been put into the washing machine, and a murder investigation has been launched.
Nadezhda Zavialova who has a son from her previous marriage, and two daughters from her current husband, and currently in hospital is facing charges over the murder of her newborn child which under article 106 of the Russian Criminal Code, she could be jailed for five years.
Elena Firtseva, a friend of Nadezhda, told Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper that there was no reason for Nadezhda Zavialova to kill the baby. Elena said;
‘Nadezhda is hardworking and caring mother.
‘There was no reason to kill the baby and in such a cruel way. She told me that the child was born prematurely and was stillborn.’