Father killed his son putting him in the washing machine
November 28, 2011
A 33 year old man was charged with murder after putting his three years old son in the washing machine.
The father, Christophe Champenois, of Meaux, near Paris, undressed the baby and to punish him because he had thrown a work of a classmate in the toilet, he put him in the washer.
As was stated by the father, “I put him in the washing machine with washing in cold that lasted for a few minutes”. The neighbors described the boy as a blond angel.
French police said, “The child died on Friday night, for the wounds in the head”.
According to the newspaper Le Parisien, “Charlene, 25 and mother of the child, said his husband had put him in the machine and then went to the neighbor’s house and told them that Bastien had fallen down the stairs”.
Alice, the neighbor told the same newspaper that “I picked him up and its members were so loose as a rag doll. I felt his heart beating for the last time before he died”.
Alice’s husband said it was “not the first time that the child’s father put him in the washing machine as punishment”.
According to neighbors, “the child had been abused repeatedly by being locked in a closet for hours, and also being on the edge of a window for hours wrapped in a blanket”.
Evelyne, the boy’s grandmother said, “Bastien was an unwanted child. The day he was born, his father was drinking and when I said to him that he had a son, he said he did not want it”.
A judge of Meaux, who is in charge of the case, ordered that “The child’s parents to be taken into police custody and their children to a children’s center”.
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