Given that the woman is mildly mentally retarded, that’s why she wasn’t charged with murder, nor given a harsher sentence, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…
A mildly retarded woman, Chu gave birth to an infant girl at her own home, she’d not heard her baby cried, and thought she was a stillborn, wrapped her up in a plastic bag, tossed her out of the window, to the rain roof, as the infant’s body rotted out and started giving off a rancid smell, that was when the infant was discovered. The coroners conducted an autopsy, and found that as the infant was born, she was still alive, the Tainan District Court found that the woman was negligent, considered how she’s incapacitated mentally, and couldn’t have the abilities to problem-solve, sentenced her on death by negligence, gave her two years in prison, this can be appealed.
Chu gave birth twice, and got pregnant again, two years ago in November, she’d given birth to an infant girl in her own bathroom, wrapped the infant in a plastic bag, tossed her out of the third-story window to the second-floor rain roof; the infant’s body started rotting away, the homeowner received a complaint from the tenants, that there was the dead body of an animal, found someone to clean it up, and they’d discovered it was the body of the infant. The coroners autopsied the infant, found that she wasn’t given the necessary measures of care, and got wrapped into a plastic bag to dispose of, causing her to die of respiratory failure.
The coroners claimed, that the as the infant girl was born, the umbilical cords was attached to her placenta, if the cord wasn’t severed, patting the back gently, to help the infant girl spit out what was stuck inside, and as the air entered into the lung, she would start to cry, but Chu had ripped the placenta out, the air didn’t get into the infant’s lungs, she couldn’t possibly cry.
The coroners stated, that the infant could receive the oxygen from the placenta, and lived for half an hour more, the autopsy showed that the internal organs looked different to those internal organs of stillborns, and deducted that the infant girl was not a stillborn, that her death was caused by the improper care after birth.
Chu’s attorney claimed, that Chu saw her daughter not made a peep, smacked her bottom and she’d stayed unresponsive, she’d mistaken her as a stillborn, and worried that others may misunderstand, and because of her mental incapacitations, she’d worried that others may misunderstand the situation, and couldn’t come up with a better solution to deal with the problems or to seek help from outside, asked the courts to give her probation.
The courts noted, that this was Chu’s third birth, she should have enough awareness of the neonatal care procedures that’s needed for her own daughter, and saw her daughter as a stillborn because she failed to cry, she’d used such a rash means to handle the matter, that she was negligent, that she needed to be placed into a correctional facility to learn what she did wrong, and in the interrogations by the police, she’d not mentioned that she’d patted the infant girl’s back and buttocks, only stated it in the trials, there’s questions on her statements; but because she was mildly mentally retarded, she may have a limited ability to cope with the problems, and admitted to what she did, so the courts sentenced her to two years.
And, this infant would’ve been alive, had she been born to a mother who is healthy, and “normal”, but because this woman was mildly mentally retarded, she couldn’t make the right judgment calls, and that’s why her daughter died, and because of her negligence, that’s what caused the infant to die, and considering how her state of mind, being mentally retarded may have affected her judgment, the courts only gave her a two year sentence, which is quite light.