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Belgian mother who killed her five children is euthanized

March 03, 2023

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CWN Editor's Note: A Belgian woman who was convicted of killing her five children in 2017 has been euthanized.

Genevieve Lhermitte, who was sentenced to life in prison after her conviction in 2018, was transferred to a psychiatric hospital in 2019. She chose to end her own life on February 28, the anniversary of her children’s death.

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  • Posted by: feedback - Mar. 06, 2023 7:31 AM ET USA

    Good news and (really) bad news about Belgium: In 1950, the country carried out the last execution of a criminal. In 2005, its Constitution followed the EU statutes by prohibiting all capital punishment. Bad news: On May 28 2002, Belgium legalized euthanasia. Alliance Defending Freedom ( reports that Belgium euthanized on average 7 persons per day in 2021. It is an instance of completely perverted justice.