Bulgaria Midwife Who Wounded Baby Remains in Custody

Crime | April 30, 2015, Thursday // 14:37| Views: | Comments: 4
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The Sofia Court of Appeals has ruled that Emiliya Kovacheva, a midwife who beat a 4-day-old baby, is to remain under arrest.

The measure has been imposed after her 72-hour detention period ended on Thursday.

According to CCTV footage from the hospital and later to her own confessions, Kovacheva hit the child on the head and clutched at its neck while on a night shift at Sofiamed hospital in the early hours of Monday.

She is charged with attempted murder, though her defense insists she should be tried for inflicting grievous bodily harm instead. The midwife is facing a sentence of 15 to 20 years behind bars if found guilty.

Kovacheva, who admits to having hit the baby but has pleaded not guilty, was on a 24-hours shift at her own request at the time when the incident reportedly took place.

Doctors at the Tokuda hospital, to which the newborn was moved after reports of the incident emerged, earlier announced that the baby was recovering from its injuries, but also that the damage caused by Kovacheva had not led to any impairment.

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Ruth Baskin - 15 May 2015 // 00:37:58

you want to bet there won't be any impairment. wait till the child is older. then you'll see what damage had been done as an infant. a beating like that,it's a wonder the child is alive.

VillaGuy - 7 May 2015 // 01:11:20

Obviously what this lady has done is wrong, the fact that the child hasn't suffered irreparable injuries or worse, death, then this lady should be prevented from working in such a situation again, be given a few years and then be forgiven. This lady was a child once don't forget, she may be someones wife, mother, daughter and granddaughter too. If there is absolute proof that she wanted to murder the child, then throw away the key, but to be baying for blood at this stage is tasteless and shows a great deal of a lack of an empathetic and caring nature from those doing so.

Cynthia131 - 6 May 2015 // 22:31:41

I personally don't give a crap how many hours she had to work. We all have to deal with difficult work situations, that doesn't give her the right to be abusive to anyone....especially an innocent baby. I pray the baby will be ok and this "nurse" will suffer the consequences of her hideous actions for the rest of her life.

Liliana - 1 May 2015 // 08:02:23

while i agree the vile creature of a "woman" (because her actions show she is not a human being) should be punished and tortured thoroughly for her crimes, i believe she is not the only party responsible for this to happen, if she really worked so many hours, isn't the hospital supposed to make sure that no one works that many hours, or shouldn't they have at least have another nurse around to make sure things are working fine? i think the hospital also was at fault, because you go to a hospital thinking your child will be treated well, and you're supposed to be able to TRUST that the hospital has taken measures against this!!

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