Pictured on CCTV the horrifying moment French mother calmly pushes her baby girl to drown in the sea because she claimed child was 'incompatible' with her love life
- Fabienne Kabou, 36, has admitted to police she wanted to kill the child
- In police interview she said baby was 'incompatible' with her and boyfriend
- Checked into hotel in Berck sur Mer with baby Adelaide on November 19
- The next day Adelaide was found dead, strapped in pram, in the water
- Demonstrators have taken to streets calling for crackdown on child cruelty
By TIM FINAN
Horrific: A CCTV image has been released showing a woman pushing a pram in Berck sur Mer on November 19
A mother faces life imprisonment after confessing she drowned her 15-month-old daughter in the English Channel because the child was 'incompatible' with her love life.
CCTV footage has emerged of Fabienne Kabou, 36, from Senegal, pushing little Adelaide to the coast of Berck sur Mer on November 19.
The next day, Adelaide was found dead, strapped in a pushchair submerged in the water, by a fisherman.
After ten days of searching nationwide, police used DNA from the pram to trace Ms Kabou to the home she shares with a 63-year-old man in Paris, where she was arrested.
Ms Kabou, a philosophy student, told police she took the drastic move after deciding motherhood was 'incompatible' with her love life with Adelaide's father.
The case has sparked outrage as hundreds took to the streets outside the court and on the coast in a White March - a French style of demonstrating against child cruelty.
Ms Kabou had told her boyfriend, a sculptor, that she had handed over the little girl to her grandmother who had agreed to look after her in Senegal, police claim.
On Saturday, Kabou was taken under Police guard to Boulogne sur Mer and questioned for four hours by an examining judge in a closed court session.
The judge placed her under investigation for murder. She was remanded in custody pending her trial.
Her lawyer Fabienne Roy-Nansion who was present during the interrogation said that her client had made a full confession.
In an interview with Le Parisien newspaper the father of Adelaïde said that Fabienne Kabou had been 'a magnificent' mother to her child.
Neighbours of the couple said they were at a loss to understand how the mother of the Adelaïde could have wanted to be rid of her.
Berck sur Mer: Ms Kabou was said to have checked into a hotel on November 19 before going to the sea
Tragic: The French Police Judiciaire has released images of Adelaide's onesie that she was found in
Court: Ms Kabou, 36, is here covered in the back of a car heading to court in Boulogne-sur-Mer, Northern France
Hundreds have taken to the streets in the past couple of days paying homage to the little girl in a White March.
The first White March took place on 1996 in Belgium as people demonstrated against Marc Dutroux, a serial killer and child molester.
Gerard Lopez, the president of the Institute of Victimology and legal expert at the Paris Court of Appeal, told 20minutes.fr: 'First and foremost, she wanted to save her marriage by killing her child.
'This would probably not have changed anything.
'She is not crazy. Her actions were premeditated.
Arrested: She was traced to a house in an eastern suburb of Paris where she lives with a 63-year-old man
Demonstrating: A banner reads 'Our thoughts are with you, Princess' held by a teenager as inhabitants of Berck-sur-Mer, northern France take part in a White March to pay homage to little Adelaide
White March: The first White March took place in 1996 in Belgium as people showed their anger towards serial killer and child molester Marc Dutroux who kept girls in his basement
Mourning: People left flowers, toys and messages on the coast as French people express outrage in Berck
Tributes: A bouquet of white roses with a note reading 'rest in peace little angel' is left on the beach
'The investigation will now determine whether the woman was a victim of domestic or psychological violence from her partner.
'Some develop narcissistic and immature behavior at the birth of a child.
'By getting rid of the child, she may have been trying to meet the needs of her boyfriend who wanted more attention.'