Moscow: mother who abandoned her son in woods with plastic bag on his head taken into custody

Moscow: mother who abandoned her son in woods with plastic bag on his head taken into custody
Nadezhda Kulikova

The investigator accused the woman of attempted murder.

Moscow’s Preobrazhensky District Court took Nadezhda Kulikova into custody until April 18 on charges of attempted murder of the six-year-old son, whom the Moscow resident left for the night in the Losiny Ostrov Park with a plastic bag wrapped around his head. The defendant agreed with the pre-trial restriction, but not with the incident’s qualification, TASS reports.

“I don’t mind if they [the investigators] need more time, let them arrest me and investigate,” Kulikova said in court.

According to her lawyer, the woman was reeling in shock and did not understand what she was saying. Earlier, the defendant said that she had tied the bag over the child's head using a duct tape to teach him a lesson. Previously, the boy allegedly was involved in fleecing and hooliganism. The mother only wanted to scare her son, but the boy ran away from her and got lost. He wandered through the forest for the night, and in the morning, strangers found him near a gas station.

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