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Dad held after putting son in washing machine

2011-11-28 15:27

Paris - Police in France have charged a 33-year-old father with murder after he allegedly killed his 3-year-old son by stuffing him into a washing machine and turning it on.

The man was charged with "murder of a minor" late on Sunday in the city of Meaux near Paris, court sources said, while the boy's mother was charged with failing to prevent a crime and failing to assist a person in danger.

Both were held without bail.

Newspaper Le Parisien quoted neighbours as saying that the boy, Bastien, died on Friday after his father put him naked in the washing machine to punish him for getting into trouble at nursery school.

Neighbour Alice told the newspaper that the boy's mother had rushed to her door carrying the boy's body after the incident, claiming Bastien had fallen down the stairs.

"He felt like a limp doll," Alice said.

Neighbours told the newspaper the boy had been repeatedly abused, including by being locked up for hours in a cupboard.

Comments
  • Brynmor - 2011-11-28 15:45

    Disgusting!

  • tiana.burger - 2011-11-28 15:49

    Jou bliksem!!

  • clairegurl - 2011-11-28 15:51

    Question is why after being repeatedly abused was he still living with these maniacs!!!!

  • eloffjnr - 2011-11-28 15:52

    Damn animals!

      violet.bossut - 2011-11-28 16:23

      Animals don't do harm to their kids.

      Jango - 2012-05-23 14:18

      DON"T call them animals...animals do not abuse their young!!

  • JennaN - 2011-11-28 15:52

    Jinne dit maak my somer bos -be-F*K!!!

  • Jack - 2011-11-28 15:53

    They wont come clean on this act. Drown them.

  • ashley.snalam - 2011-11-28 15:54

    F&*KING ANIMALS People like this should be tied down with a lovely piece of Bamboo underneath their anus and left there for that piece of bamboo to eventually cause them the most excruciating deaths possible.

      violet.bossut - 2011-11-28 16:25

      They are not animals,animals do not do things like this to their offspring. They are just Bastards

      Jango - 2012-05-23 14:19

      I can think of a more suitable name - than animals! A N I M A L S do NOT harm their young!

  • nolwazi.addoobiri - 2011-11-28 15:56

    Heart breaking

  • Geraldine - 2011-11-28 15:57

    omw i got shivers through my body, the Bastards how could they be so cruel..

  • Jason - 2011-11-28 16:02

    And we all think S.A. is effed, this is terrible!!

  • Andrew - 2011-11-28 16:02

    I hope there is a special place in hell reserved for these f***ers

  • Lauren - 2011-11-28 16:07

    Fckn sick!!

  • macguire.colin - 2011-11-28 16:12

    People need to receive a license for having kids just like they do when they want to buy a dog. We can't let our children suffer like this anymore.

  • violet.bossut - 2011-11-28 16:22

    Bastard

  • shayne.farrell - 2011-11-28 16:23

    Sick bastard! What is most sickening is that the neighbours knew he was being abused but never reported it. This is a common occurance all over the world. People need to report suspected abuse its because they keep silent that these kids end up dead. I belive that a person who knows about a kid being abused and doesnt report it is just as guilty of murder as the people inflicing abuse. "Turning a blind eye" comes from the pits of hell.

  • nicky.vniekerk - 2011-11-28 16:24

    Ok, so the kid was repeatedly abused... Why didn't the oh-so-concerned neighbour do something about this before it got to this point???

      piet.strydom - 2011-11-28 18:36

      Would you? If the abuser is a mean guy twice your size? And you have a vulnerable kid that he could target. Always so easy to say what other people should have done...

  • Emily - 2011-11-28 16:33

    some people just don't deserve to be parents.

  • Paul - 2011-11-28 16:49

    Must be his culture.

      Alice Liebenberg - 2014-01-06 20:54

      He has no breeding, nor does he have culture of any sort. I would not insult the animal species , by daring to identify with them, they instinctively know, that young is to be protected and care for. Humans have lost the ability to feel or seriously give a damn about children and old people.

  • pauladw01 - 2011-11-28 17:49

    The neighbor knew about the ongoing abuse. The neighbor should have been arrested together with the mother of the child with failing failing to assist a person in danger. I believe the death sentence should be called on people like this!

  • nicci.eaglestone - 2011-11-28 19:28

    put them both in a washing machine, lock the door, turn it on and sell tickets!! where the hell were child services? why was the poor little boy still living with these monsters!!

  • Lynn - 2011-11-29 06:02

    Sick.

  • Esmerelda - 2011-11-29 12:24

    Ek kan nie glo dat iemand so iets aan `n kind kan doen nie!!! Dit is werklik skokkend. Gelukkig rus die kind veilig by God!!! Mag hulle dit kry wat hulle toekom en nog baie meer!!!

  • frans.grobler3 - 2011-12-21 11:40

    SH*T heads!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ztame - 2011-12-21 12:09

    It seems as if people do not know that there's a place called 'PLACE OF SAFETY' Neighbours do not keep quiet when something like this happen to the innocent children.They always come out when something bad has happened to comment that the child was severally abused.

  • Alice Liebenberg - 2014-01-06 20:52

    What is wrong with people. There is no value placed on the lives uf young children entrusted to parents. The world needs to wake up and protect the emerging generation and sort out a universal Justice system to protect, childre and elderly people. Wake up, wake up everybody and let the world know enough is enough.

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