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Mother ‘smothered her five-month-old son’ during French holiday …

A British mother confessed to killing her five-month-old son after a heated row with her husband in the South of France, prosecutors alleged yesterday. The 42-year-old accountant is suspected of smothering the baby, named only as Daniel, as he and his older brother slept beside her on the final day of their week-long holiday. It is claimed she admitted the killing to police, saying she was exhausted and submerged by feelings of powerlessness .

Mother 'smothered Her Five-month-old Son' During French Holiday ...

The 42-year-old accountant is suspected of smothering the baby, named only as Daniel, as he and his older brother slept at the home pictured

Mother 'smothered Her Five-month-old Son' During French Holiday ...

A man, believed to be Daniel s father, was yesterday accompanied by officers as he left the gite where the tragedy happened on Saturday morning (Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle pictured)

The mother had been behaving erratically during the Discount Holidays © holiday in Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle, ten miles from Biarritz in south-west France, prosecutors said. On the eve of the death she allegedly drove off with Daniel in the family s BMW estate for several hours after a row with her husband. The woman, who has not been named, was admitted to a psychiatric hospital as French police continued to investigate. A man, believed to be Daniel s father, was yesterday accompanied by officers as he left the gite where the tragedy happened on Saturday morning.

It is thought he had been packing for the drive back to the family s home in the London suburbs when he heard their two-year-old son, Ben, shouting from the bedroom where he had been sleeping with his mother and younger brother. His wife emerged moments later without saying what had happened but when he went to check on the children he found Daniel s lifeless body in the bed. He rushed to see the gite s owner who immediately called the emergency services, but the baby was pronounced dead at the scene. After a coroner gave the cause of death as suffocation, police were brought in and arrested the mother.

Prosecutor Marc Mariee, who is leading the investigation, told reporters the mother was suspected of smothering the baby with her own hands . He also claimed she had been behaving in a way that drew attention to herself during the holiday. On one occasion during a day trip she had driven off with the children and left her husband at a lake, he said. The parents had an argument in the gite on the night before they were due to leave, and the woman is said to have driven off again for three hours with Daniel.

Mother 'smothered Her Five-month-old Son' During French Holiday ...

The woman, who has not been named, was admitted to a psychiatric hospital as French police continued to investigate

The following day her husband found Daniel s body as he was packing, said Mr Mariee. The mother told officers she had smothered Daniel. She said she was submerged by feelings of powerlessness that led her to this act. She said she was exhausted.

The woman was later seen by a psychiatrist who described her as very disturbed , the prosecutor added. Daniel s body has been moved to Bordeaux where an autopsy is expected to be carried out this week. Mr Mariee said the mother, who was the family breadwinner, had previously been treated for depression in hospital in the UK. She had no known history of violence. The family were staying in a half-timbered gite on the edge of Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle, a village in the Basque province of Labourd.

It has a beach at a nearby lake as well as trails for walkers and mountain bikers. The gite s owner, who lives on the ground floor, said the family had appeared pleasant and happy apart from the row on the eve of Daniel s death, adding: They seemed like a perfectly normal couple to me. On the final night there were raised voices and she drove off with the baby for several hours.

Additional reporting: Emily Kent Smith

Football player Bruce Miller released from 49ers after alleged attack on father and son

San Francisco 49er Bruce Miller has been released from the team after he was arrested for allegedly punching a 70-year-old hotel guest and his son. The tight end reportedly attacked the two men at a Marriott Hotel in San Francisco, California, on Monday after he randomly knocked on their door. Both men were hospitalized and Miller faces charges of elder abuse, assault, battery and making criminal threats according to ABC1.

Football Player Bruce Miller Released From 49ers After Alleged Attack On Father And Son Football Player Bruce Miller Released From 49ers After Alleged Attack On Father And Son

Football player Bruce Miller (pictured) was arrested after he allegedly punched a 70-year-old hotel guest and his son

Football Player Bruce Miller Released From 49ers After Alleged Attack On Father And Son

The 49ers tight end reportedly attacked the two men at a Marriott Hotel in San Francisco, California, on Monday after he randomly knocked on their door

Football Player Bruce Miller Released From 49ers After Alleged Attack On Father And Son

The 49ers acknowledged ‘the media report regarding Bruce Miller’ before issuing a tweet announcing his release

Miller was told the hotel was full when he tried to check into the hotel at Fisherman’s Wharf on Sunday night. He returned hours later and knocked on the wrong door, allegedly attacking a father and son who were staying inside, according to sources cited by KTVU. The 70-year-old was punched in the face and broke several bones after he tried to help his son, the news station reported.

They were both hospitalized. Miller, who posted a photo of himself and two friends at a bar on his Instagram on Sunday afternoon, reportedly fled the scene. He was arrested and charged with elder abuse, battery, assault, and making criminal threats, according to ABC.

The 49ers acknowledged ‘the media report regarding Bruce Miller’ before issuing a tweet that announced his release. In 2015, Miller underwent a court-mandated course on domestic violence after he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor disturbing the peace. He was accused of shoving his then-fiancee during an argument.

Miller was a seventh-round draft pick for the 49ers in 2011.

Football Player Bruce Miller Released From 49ers After Alleged Attack On Father And Son

Miller, who posted a photo of himself and two friends at a bar on his Instagram on Sunday afternoon, was told the hotel was full when he tried to check in that night

Football Player Bruce Miller Released From 49ers After Alleged Attack On Father And Son

In 2015, Miller (pictured center) underwent a court-mandated course on domestic violence after he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor disturbing the peace

References

  1. ^ ABC (abc7news.com)

Usain Bolt posts cryptic Snapchat while on holiday with his VERY forgiving girlfriend

Usain Bolt may be off the market after posting a beaming Snapchat with his long-term girlfriend declaring ‘she said yes!’. The athlete is currently on Discount Holidays © holiday with Kasi Bennett, who seems to have put the pictures and rumours behind her to enjoy a luxurious break with Bolt, 30. Jamaica’s star sprinter has found himself at the centre of a series of scandals since his stunning ‘triple triple’ in Rio.

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