Indonesian Maid Who Hurled Baby in Malaysia Gets 20 Years in Jail
Kuantan, Malaysia. An Indonesian maid has been sentenced to 20 years in jail by the Sessions Court in Kuantan, Malaysia, after she pleaded guilty to attempting to murder and abusing a four-month-old baby boy last Friday.
A closed-circuit television recording shows her throwing the baby down nine times, Bernama news agency reported.
Judge Mohd Azhar Othman, when sentencing 23-year-old Yuliana on Tuesday, said the offense committed was very serious and had a huge impact not only on the victim’s family, but also on society.
“Your action has resulted in society being afraid and [parents] not having peace of mind when leaving their children with their maids,” he said.
Yuliana, who is from Sukarame in Aceh and has two children, had just started work as a maid with the victim’s family when she committed the offenses.
She was charged with hurling the baby nine times, an act which could cause death, last Friday.
She was also charged with abusing the child on the same occasion.
She was sentenced to 15 years’ jail on the first count and five years on the second count.
The baby’s parents were out having breakfast when they saw their son being thrown by the maid through a closed-circuit camera recording on their cellphone, Bernama reported.
Reprinted courtesy of The Straits Times