A German woman has been arrested after killing her newborn son to go to a disco just minutes later.
According to reports, 20-year-old Nadine Koenig of Regensburg in Bavaria smothered her newborn son and then cut his throat with a knife before going out just 30 minutes later.
According to prosecutors, the woman feared the child would interfere with her social and sex life. “You couldn’t bear the thought of your far-reaching sexual and social contacts being jeopardized by this baby,” Prosecutor Ulrike Klein accused the defendant in court. “You smothered the baby then you slit its throat, causing the infant to bleed to death.”
Klein told reporters “It would interfere with her extensive sexual and social life. She said she slit his throat with a carpetcutter.”
According to reports, Koenig, a saleswoman at a local butcher shop, hid her pregnancy from her family even though she lived with her parents the entire time. She reportedly gave birth inside the home in February and did not visit a hospital. She killed the boy shortly after giving birth, dumping his body near a river in a basket.
Following her arrest, the family admitted they had no idea. Her mother was so distraught that she committed suicide by jumping in front of a train, leaving a suicide note saying “I know what my daughter did.”
On the first day of her hearing, Koenig was seen waving to friends in the courtroom. She is charged with murder and faces life behind bars if she is convicted.