A Birthmother Beats Her 22-Month-Old Son to Death after a Change of Heart on AdoptionThe original link to the story is at: http://vip.mk.co.kr/news/view/21/21/2117739.html
The Namyangju City Police files murder charges on a 22-year-old birthmother.The birthmother, who originally planned to have her son adopted overseas but changed her mind, beat her 22-month-old son to death for prolonged crying after a fall. The police department at the city of Namyangju in the Kyong-gi province arrested and filed murder charges against the 22-year-old mother on April 10th.
On March 24th, the boy was playing in the living room of their apartment after waking up at 11 o’clock in the morning. The birthmother beat her son several times in the abdomen area because the boy would not stop crying after a fall.Initially, the birthmother reported to the police that ‘the boy was not moving after falling asleep’. But the police became suspicious and probed the mother further by questioning her because the boy’s body had sustained numerous injuries and bruise marks on the face and on the body. After further questioning, she confessed to the murder.
According to the police report, the mother gave birth to the boy in June of 2012, and decided to relinquish him to an adoption agency to be adopted overseas, and a foster mother took care of the baby since September of the same year.Once the boy’s intercountry adoption was decided, the mother filed a petition to the agency to reclaim the boy, and he was returned back to the mother on March 12th of this year.
The birthmother already had a 4-year-old daughter with her boyfriend, and later had the boy who is now dead. After her boyfriend joined the military service, she raised her daughter by herself. The couple was not married.