French woman jailed for keeping baby in car boot
‘Wilful neglect’ by Rosa Maria Da Cruz contributed to youngest child developing autism
A French court has sentenced a woman who kept her baby hidden in the maggot-infested boot of her car to two years in jail for negligence causing mental disability.
Rosa Maria Da Cruz, originally from Portugal, kept her daughter Serena – the youngest of her four children – hidden away until she was nearly two. Her lawyers said she had never accepted falling pregnant again.