Wednesday, September 14, 2011

No prison time for mother who strangled newborn son in Canada

A Canadian judge has given a woman who killed her infant a 3-year suspended sentence for infanticide. Katrina Effert won't spend any more time in jail. According to this article in the Montreal Gazette, Effert has spent approximately 8 months in custody during the six years since she strangled her newborn son.

In one of the most extremely backwards statements ever made in history of the universe, Court of Queen's Bench Justice Joanne Veit said:
"Naturally Canadians are grieved by an infant's death, especially at the hands of the infant's mother, but Canadians also grieve for the mother."
Why? Effert isn't dead. She's a killer. She hid her pregnancy, strangled her own child, tossed his body over a fence and then tried to cover up her crime.

Who in their right mind is grieving that a baby-killer had to spend 8 months in jail and then had to be supervised by her parents for 6 years?

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