German court convicts mother of letting son die of thirst

A court in western Germany has convicted a 28-year-old woman of negligent homicide for allowing her young son to die of thirst

The regional court in Moenchengladbach sentenced the defendant to seven years and six months over the 2-year-old's death in April 2019.

German news agency dpa reported that the woman admitted during the trial to leaving the toddler alone in a hot room for two days, claiming to have been unable to cope.

Her name wasn't released in line with privacy laws.