Story By: Joseph Golder, Sub-Editor: Michel Leidig, Agency: Central European News
The mum of the 15-year-old girl who murdered her own brother in a jealous rage says that she “will wait for her” after visiting her in prison for the first time since her conviction.
On 29th April, Oliwia P. was convicted of murdering her three-year-old brother Nicolas and was jailed for seven and a half years.
She was sent to the Iserlohn prison in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and barely eight weeks after the verdict, her mum Agnieszka P., 46, has now visited her for the first time.
During the 120-kilometre, two-hour drive to the prison, Agnieszka told German newspaper Bild: “It is difficult to endure the longing for her and especially the question of ‘why’ is hard. I feel emptiness and loneliness. But, I love Oliwia! And I will wait for her because I forgive her! I will keep my word!”
Their meeting lasted 45 minutes, separated from each other by a glass pane and speaking through telephone receivers.
Agnieszka said: “She smiled. She said that she felt good and that I shouldn’t suffer. She also said that she is good at school.”
She added: “She was happy to see me.”
At first, the reunion was reportedly awkward, especially for Oliwia, with her mum saying: “She was very confused, but after a few minutes she opened up and felt very comfortable. She was very happy that we could see each other.”
The murder of Nicolas was reportedly not mentioned, with Agnieszka saying: “I didn’t ask her either, I didn’t want to ask her the question right away. I didn’t want her to feel bad right away.”
Agnieszka said that after the 45 minutes were up, a prison official “told us that it was over, we both got up and put the phone down”, adding that “Oliwia said ‘bye, mum’ and I then said ‘Bye, little daughter’. Then I left.”
Previously, they had only been able to make calls once every two weeks. They also wrote letters. They talked about how Oliwia feels.
Agnieszka said: “She said that she wants to graduate and would like to study afterwards.”
She added: “What we need now is to stick together and support each other. I will surely survive that. I think everything will be fine.”
The schoolgirl stabbed her three-year-old brother Nicolas 28 times as he slept after sneaking into his bedroom when she was supposed to be looking after him before writing in his blood on the wall.
The message on the wall said: “I did it because I hate him.”
The family were originally from the Polish city of Lodz and had moved to Detmold in Germany in 2013 where the mother managed to get a job as a cleaner.
After the murder, Agnieszka said: “When I saw his body in the bed I thought at first he was sleeping, I stroked his hair and then I realised he wasn’t sleeping. He was dead.”