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Three-year-old killed 'after being stuffed into washing machine


A 33-year-old French father has been charged with murder after allegedly killing his three-year-old son by stuffing him into a washing machine and turning it on.



Flowers and a picture of three-year-old child Bastien at the entrance of the child's parents house on in Meaux, near Paris






The man, identified in reports as Christophe Champenois, was charged with "murder of a minor" late on Sunday in Meaux near Paris, court officials said.


The boy's mother was charged with failing to prevent a crime and failing to assist a person in danger.


Both were held without bail.


A source connected with the case said the child appeared to have died from "a blow to the head".


Neighbours said the boy, Bastien, died on Friday after his father put him naked in the washing machine to punish him for getting into trouble at nursery school.


A neighbour who gave her name only as Alice said that she had seen the boy's body after his mother had come to her apartment for help.


"I took the little boy in my arms, he was frozen, completely naked. He was all white, limp, practically like a toy," said Alice, who lives in the same apartment building as the couple in Germiny L'Eveque, a town of 1,300 people.


Alice said the boy's mother had attempted to resuscitate him with heart massage but failed.


A source connected with the inquiry said the man was denying the charges and asserting that the boy had fallen down the stairs.


But witness testimony and tests on the body were "consistent with the fact that the child was put into a washing machine", the source said, adding that the boy had been repeatedly abused, including by being locked up for hours in a cupboard.


A local official, Christine Boubet, said social services had assisted the family since 2006 "for social and psychological distress".


Since the end of the school holidays earlier this month Bastien's school, parents and sister had noticed a change in the boy's behaviour as he was more "disturbed, careless and a problem for his parents," Boubet said.



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What's up with the bad news today! :''''''''(


Seeing as how the parents treated the child, I'm not surprised the child's behaviour was problematic. Why couldn't they just love the kid instead of locking him in a cupboard and washing machine :angry:

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Loss of a son was already enough charge for him.


Uhhh are you retarded? no offense but he killed his son, he shouldnt get let off because he lost a son, did you read the article he put his son in their and turned the washing machine on, what kind of person would do that??? sorry but your post just annoyed me because clearly your dumb.

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