Baby's mom danced with corpse - witness

2013-09-30 12:25
Adriaan Netto (File, Sapa)

Adriaan Netto (File, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Baby Samantha’s mother danced with her child’s corpse after finding her lifeless body strapped into her pram, the child’s guardian has told the South Gauteng High Court, sitting at the Protea Magistrate's Court.

Lea Booysen, who looked after Baby Samantha for three months, told the court that the baby’s mother, who cannot be named, and its father, Adriaan Netto, strapped Samantha’s dead body into a pram, turned it towards a TV that was on full volume, and went out drinking, The Star reported.

When the inebriated couple returned to the house, the mother took the baby’s body, put it to her chest and started dancing with it, opening the dead child’s eyes and begging it to wake up.
Meanwhile, Netto was in the bedroom, pumping his fists into the headboard.

Netto, 37, and his 34-year-old girlfriend will be sentenced on Monday after they were found guilty of culpable homicide, child abuse, and the rape of their 10-month-old baby.

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