French mother drowns daughter because she claimed child was ‘incompatible’ with her love life

What I do not understand is at what point this woman thought killing her baby would be a good idea. Why not drop the baby at the door of an orphanage or a convent and skip town? Does France not have some sort of welfare system that can take care of such unwanted children?

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  • Fabienne Kabou,  36, has admitted to police she wanted to kill the child
  • In police  interview she said baby was ‘incompatible’ with her and  boyfriend
  • Checked into  hotel in Berck sur Mer with baby Adelaide on November 19
  • The next day  Adelaide was found dead, strapped in pram, in the water
  • Demonstrators have taken to streets calling for  crackdown on child cruelty

By  Tim Finan

Horrific: A CCTV image has been released showing a woman pushing a pram in Berck sur Mer on November 19Horrific: A CCTV image has been released showing a woman  pushing a pram in Berck sur Mer on November 19

A mother faces life imprisonment after  confessing she drowned her 15-month-old daughter in the English Channel because  the child was ‘incompatible’ with her love life.

CCTV footage has emerged of Fabienne Kabou,  36, from Senegal, pushing little Adelaide to the coast of Berck sur Mer on  November 19.

The next day, Adelaide was found dead,  strapped in a pushchair submerged in the water, by a fisherman.

After ten days of searching nationwide,  police used DNA from the pram to trace Ms Kabou to the home she shares with a  63-year-old man in Paris, where she was arrested.

Ms Kabou, a  philosophy student, told police she took the drastic move after deciding  motherhood was ‘incompatible’ with her love life with Adelaide’s  father.

The case has sparked outrage as hundreds took  to the streets outside the court and on the coast in a White March – a French  style of demonstrating against child cruelty.

Ms Kabou had told her boyfriend, a sculptor,  that she had handed over the little girl to her grandmother who had agreed to  look after her in Senegal, police claim.

On Saturday, Kabou was taken under Police  guard to Boulogne sur Mer and questioned for four hours by an examining judge in  a closed court session.

The judge placed her under investigation for  murder. She was remanded in custody pending her trial.

Her lawyer Fabienne Roy-Nansion  who was  present during the interrogation said that her client had made a full  confession.

 In an interview with Le Parisien  newspaper  the father of Adelaïde said that Fabienne Kabou had been ‘a  magnificent’ mother  to her child.

Neighbours of the couple said they were  at a  loss to understand how the mother of the Adelaïde could have wanted to be rid of  her.

Berck sur Mer: Ms Kabou was said to have checked into a seafront hotel on November 19 before going to the seaBerck sur Mer: Ms Kabou was said to have checked into a  hotel on November 19 before going to the sea

 

Tragic: The French Police Judiciaire has released images of Adelaide's onesie that she was found inTragic: The French Police Judiciaire has released images  of Adelaide’s onesie that she was found in

Court: Ms Kabou, 36, is here covered in the back of a car heading to court in Boulogne-sur-Mer, Northern FranceCourt: Ms Kabou, 36, is here covered in the back of a  car heading to court in Boulogne-sur-Mer, Northern France

Hundreds have taken to the streets in the  past couple of days paying homage to the little girl in a White  March.

The first White March took place on 1996 in  Belgium as people demonstrated against Marc Dutroux, a serial killer and child  molester.

Gerard Lopez, the president of the Institute  of Victimology and legal expert at the Paris Court of Appeal, told 20minutes.fr:  ‘First and foremost, she wanted to save her marriage by killing her child.

‘This would probably not have changed  anything.

‘She is not crazy. Her actions were  premeditated.

She was traced to a house in an eastern suburb of Paris where she lives with a 63-year-old manArrested: She was traced to a house in an eastern suburb  of Paris where she lives with a 63-year-old man

Demonstrating: A banner reads 'Our thoughts are with you, Princess' Demonstrating: A banner reads ‘Our thoughts are with  you, Princess’ held by a teenager as inhabitants of Berck-sur-Mer, northern  France take part in a White March to pay homage to little Adelaide

 

White March: The first White March took place in 1996 in BelgiumWhite March: The first White March took place in 1996 in  Belgium as people showed their anger towards serial killer and child molester  Marc Dutroux who kept girls in his basement

Mourning: People left flowers, toys and messages on the coast as French people express outrage in BerckMourning: People left flowers, toys and messages on the  coast as French people express outrage in Berck

Tributes: A bouquet of white roses with a note reading 'rest in peace little angel' is left on the beachTributes: A bouquet of white roses with a note reading  ‘rest in peace little angel’ is left on the beach

‘The investigation will now determine whether  the woman was a victim of domestic or psychological violence from her partner.

‘Some develop narcissistic and immature  behavior at the birth of a child.

‘By getting rid of the child, she may have  been trying to meet the needs of her boyfriend who wanted more  attention.’

Culled from dailymail.co.uk/

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