Two nurses sentenced to 8 years in jail for attempt to sell newborn 16 мая 2013, 13:47
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Al-Farabi regional court has sentenced two former nurses of Shymkent perinatal center No.1 to 8 years in jail for an attempt to sell a newborn, Tengrinews.kz reports citing the court’s press-service. Besides the imprisonment the court imposed a penalty in the form of confiscation of property on both women.
According to the investigation, the 30-y.o. nurses tried to sell the newborn in January 2013. According to the police, the baby's mother abandoned it in the perinatal center. The nurses evaluated the baby at $6 thousand and were planing to give $1 thousand of this money to the mother. The women confessed in court. They have underage children themselves.
The court also made ordered the oblast's healthcare department to take measures against the convicts’ supervisors. The sentence has not come into force yet and the women’s lawyers have 15 days to appeal the ruling.