Friday, 6 January 2012

INFANTICIDE: Norway: Yasmin Chaudhry

6 Jan 2012
Yasmin Chaudhry, who is from Norway killed the one year old by plunging her, head first into water during the video conversation which took place at 3am.
According to a report by The Sun, the boyfriend watched the murder from London as the child was held under the surface until she had stopped breathing.
Chaudhry, 26, reportedly told the police that the couple had been discussing how to discipline the child for “disobeying her”. After she had realised the baby had stopped breathing, Chaudhry put in an emergency call, telling paramedics that the girl had fallen into the bucket by accident.
Following her arrest on suspicion of murder, Chaudhry claimed that her boyfriend, who is not the child’s father – told her to do it. Yet both deny wanting to kill the baby.
Police officers flew from Oslo to Britain to question the British man – who has not been named - with the help of Scotland Yard shortly before Christmas.
Norwegian police prosecutor Kristin Rusdel told the newspaper
‘They have the same story, but with some differences’
‘She says he instructed her to do it, whereas he says that they more or less figured it out together after talking about how to discipline her’.
‘He admits he saw it over the internet but the intention was never to kill her. They were both scared and decided to cover it up’.
The pair had met once in read life and had carried the relationship on over the internet for over a year.
Chaudhry’s five year old son was taken into care following her arrest.
Yesterday she was remanded until February 4.
Ms Rusdel confirmed to The Sun that a preliminary murder charge had been filed against the Briton adding that the police were considering extradition.
The baby’s father now lives in Pakistan after splitting with the mother, his lawyer commenting that ‘he is of course, very shocked’.
If convicted, the pair will face a minimum of eight years behind bars.

Monday, 2 January 2012

FILICIDE (cleared): Florida: Casey Anthony still in the news

ORLANDO, Fla, Dec 30 (Reuters) - Casey Anthony can refuse to answer questions about the 2008 death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee while she appeals her convictions related to the child's passing, a Florida judge has ruled.
Anthony, 25, was found not guilty in July of killing Caylee, but is appealing convictions on four charges of lying to detectives in the case.
One of the convictions was for falsely claiming that Caylee was kidnapped by a nanny named Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez.
A woman named Zenaida Gonzalez has sued Casey Anthony for defamation. In October, Anthony asserted her constitutional right to remain silent and avoid incriminating herself when she was questioned about the death under oath by lawyers in the suit.
Gonzalez's lawyers then asked Judge Lisa Munyon to order Anthony to talk. But Munyon denied their request in a ruling issued on Thursday.
"Federal and state courts have long recognized that the fifth amendment privilege may be properly asserted during the pendency of the direct appeal," Munyon wrote in her order.
The judge said that constitutional right applied in Anthony's case. The issue can be reconsidered after Anthony's appeal concludes, the judge wrote.
Gonzalez's lawyer could not be reached immediately for comment.
Anthony, who is living in an undisclosed location and serving a year of probation on check fraud charges, faces several lawsuits stemming from her daughter's disappearance and death.
Texas EquuSearch sued for damages to recoup money spent during a five-month search for Caylee. Former meter reader Roy Kronk, who found Caylee's remains in woods near the Anthony family's Orlando-area home, claimed in a suit this month that Anthony's lawyers defamed him by trying to raise suspicions about his involvement in the toddler's death.