The mother of three and killer of nine newborn babies did not show the slightest emotion when receiving the verdict: 15 years on eight counts of second degree murder.
Neither did she show any emotion throughout the trial. Nor did she try to explain - on advice of her attorney she did not talk for 10 trial days. More than 80 witnesses could not explain either why or how Sabine HILSCHENZ killed her newborns. During the first interrogations after her arrest, she blamed it on alcohol, that she did not remember the births.
Prosecution is convinced, that she killed her babies between 1992 and 1998 immediately after each birth by negligence and will appeal against the verdict. Prosecution wants to have her imprisoned for life on eight counts of murder first degree. The nineth case was in lapse before the trial started. Defense attorneys will appeal too.
The case shocked Germany.
Sabine HILSCHENZ got her first baby with 18, with 21 she was a mother of three. According to witnesses, she was a loving mother for her three surviving children.
Her husband refused to have more children. When she delivered her fourth baby in the toilet of their appartment, it probably drowned. Her husband allegedly did not notice anything, nor did he notice eight more pregnancies and secret births. Thatīs what he says.
Sabine HILSCHENZ buried the little corpses in plant pots on her balcony and grew strawberries and flowers in it. When she moved to her parentīs house in Brieskow-Finkenheerd, she took the little angels with her, where they have been discovered by a neighbour July 2005 - 17 years after the first murder...