The nanny of the late baby Fabian from Brunssum has been sentenced to nine years in prison. The 36-year-old man would have shaken the five-month-old baby and hit his head.
The baby died on October 11, 2017 in the home of his babysitts‘ parents in Brunssum. Research by the Dutch Forensic Institute (NFI) showed that he had died of the ‘shaken baby syndrome‘.
The 36-year-old man and his 33-year-old wife claim that there was an accident, writes 1Limburg. Their son would have knocked down the camping cot Fabian slept in. That blow would have killed the babysittling baby. According to experts, the injury of the baby does not fit in an accident.
Community service demanded against woman
Also the parents do not believe that there is an accident. Their lawyer demands compensation of 30,000 euros of shock damage for both parents. “Mother has seen her son being brought out on a stretcher. Father was in The Hague for his work, was taken to the hospital with roaring sirens, but was late. Fabian had died,” said lawyer Floor Oehlen.
The prosecution says there’s too little evidence to prosecute the woman for manslaughter. She did hear a 60-hour community service against herself for assaulting her own son in September. Among other things, she would have beaten and kicked the little boy.