Children had to eat vomit
Torturing parents have to go to prison for more than ten years
A former married couple from Zurich is said to have subjected their children to a real regime of torture for years. Now they both have to go behind bars. The mother for 10.5 years, the father for 16.5 years.
On Wednesday, Zurich’s higher court sentenced a couple of parents who had tortured their children to long prison terms.
On Wednesday, Zurich’s higher court sentenced a couple of parents who had tortured their children to long prison terms. The father has to go to prison for 16.5 years and the mother for 10.5 years.
The district court, as the court of first instance, had also sentenced the man to 16.5 years in prison a little more than two years ago, and the woman to 12 years.
The couple have several children. A son and daughter suffered the most, the prosecutor explained at the two-day trial last November. At the time, she spoke of psychological and physical torture and of a torture regime that lasted for years.
Had to eat vomit
The daughter and son were locked up by their parents for years, first in the children’s room and later in an unheated basement. According to the indictment, they rarely smelled the toilet and had to relieve themselves on the floor. They were only allowed outside for school.