Woman who beheaded her eight-month-old baby has been jailed for 25-years, the maximum term for a woman in Belarus, while her accomplice will be executed with a bullet to the head after losing his Supreme Court appeal.
The mother of the child, 26-year-old Natalya Kolb, and her friend Viktar Syarhel, 48, were drinking together at her flat in Luninets when they killed Hanna in 2018
Her husband Leonid, 28, came home with the couple’s other children aged four and six and saw his daughter’s severed head in a pool of blood. The child had 46 separate injuries on her body after being badly beaten and killed with a kitchen knife.
A neighbor said: ‘He saw a scene out of the horror movies. The ambulance doctor fainted when she came in.’
In 2019, Brest Regional Court ruled the murder was carried out with “particular cruelty.”
Last week, the killers including the child’s mother had their appeals thrown out by the supreme court in Belarus.
Natalya Kolb will spend 25 years in prison, the maximum term for a woman in Belarus as only men can face capital punishment in the country. As for Viktar Syarhel, he will be shot in the back of the head by a Belarus state executioner.