A woman who strangled her newborn baby to death has had life sentence reduced to 10 years.
Abu Dhabi court reduces life sentence of woman who killed newborn
ABU DHABI // A woman who strangled her newborn baby to death with her underwear had her life sentence reduced to 10 years by the Appeals Court.
The woman, a Filipina, gave birth in her bathroom before killing the baby, wrapping it in plastic and dumping it in a bin.
She claimed she had merely been cleaning blood off the baby's neck after the birth, but fainted and strangled the baby by mistake.
However, a forensics doctor found the underwear was tied so tightly around the newborn's neck scissors were required to cut it off.