German Court Jails Couple Who Ignored Son’s Burns For Four Days

A German Court on Thursday handed down prison sentences for a couple that did not bring their six-year-old son to the hospital after he sustained life-threatening burns.

The man and the woman, whose identities were withheld in line with privacy laws, received a five-year and a three-year-and-nine-month prison sentence, respectively both are aged 37.

The court in southern Germany found the pair guilty of negligence after they ignored their son’s burns sustained when a tank of petrol caught fire in the family’s garden for four days.

The boy was brought to the hospital when a bystander saw him in the couple’s car and called the police.

The boy and his four siblings are now in foster care.


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