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.

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Source: theguardian