Mom arrested for Diepsloot baby murder

2013-11-14 09:02
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Johannesburg - The mother of a 7-month-old baby who was found dead in a shack in Diepsloot has been arrested along with her boyfriend, Gauteng police said on Thursday.

"The mother was arrested at a tavern in Randburg on Tuesday night. The boyfriend was arrested yesterday [Wednesday] in Diepsloot," said Captain Tsekiso Mofokeng.

He said the 23-year-old woman has been charged with child neglect and murder. She would appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

The boyfriend aged 30, has been charged with murder and would appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Friday.

The baby boy was found dead and mutilated in a shack in Diepsloot on Sunday.

The woman has been on the run since her baby was found dead.

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