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Woman in Sicily throws baby in sewer

Arrested for attempted murder

17 February, 14:14
Woman in Sicily throws baby in sewer (ANSA) - Mazzarino, February 17 - A woman in southern Sicily tried to rid herself of her 10-month-old daughter, throwing the child into an inspection well of a local public sewer system, investigators said Monday.

The 43-year-old woman was caught in the act and arrested by paramilitary Carabinieri police for attempted murder in the small town of Mazzarino.

The woman was placed under house arrest and her daughter has been placed in foster care.