11 Jul 2012

Prison sentence for putting child on motorway

5:19 pm on 11 July 2012

A woman in Russia has been sentenced to prison for eight years for putting her young son on a motorway in the hope he would be run over.

A court in Moscow heard she had tired of looking after the nine-month-old child after her boyfriend moved out.

The woman, 24, and her younger brother admitted attempted murder, the BBC report.

A driver stopped to rescue the child shortly after he was abandoned.