Story By: Ana Marjanovic, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
The cruel mum who killed her three-year-old son and threw his body in a harbour so she could go on holiday has been jailed for 33 years after losing her appeal at Croatia’s highest court.
Chiara Pasic, 33, was convicted of the murder of her three-year old son back in April 2018 but her lawyers launched an appeal.
She killed her three-year-old son Denis before throwing his body in shallow waters at a harbour in the seafront city of Pula on the tip of Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula.
According to 2018 reports, Pasic showed no emotion as she was sentenced to 33 years in prison and two years in a psychiatric institution for killing Denis so that she could travel to Macedonia.
Her 15-year-old female “accomplice” was sentenced to three years in a youth detention centre in Pozega in eastern Croatia for assisting Pasic in the killing.
The female teen reportedly held a pillow over the toddler’s face while the mother restrained his arms and feet.
The pair then disposed of the tot’s body in the river and Pasic called the police to report him as missing, saying that she last saw him in a nearby children’s park.
Police were suspicious from the outset and the mother finally confessed to the crime several hours into questioning and showed officers where she had dumped the body.
According to reports, the Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia said that the defendant showed such cold-blooded planning, persistence and ruthlessness in committing the act that the previous sentence is justified.
The country’s highest court dismissed the defendant’s appeal as unfounded and reportedly upheld the second-instance judgment, thereby confirming her 33-year sentence.
Local media said that she is unable to appeal against the judgment of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia.
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