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Swiss woman accused of kidnapping son, killing him in Spain

Jan. 23, 2014 at 1:52 PM

TORREVIEJA, Spain, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A Swiss woman accused of kidnapping her ill 10-month-old son allegedly killed the baby at a hospital in Spain, officials said.

The woman, identified as Katharina Katit-Staheli, 40, lost custody of her son, Dylan, in December after she refused to take him to a hospital to receive urgent medical care for a birth defect, TheLocal.es reported.

Katit-Staheli then illegally took Dylan on Christmas Day.

The two were found in Torrevieja, Spain several days ago, local media reported. Both were in good health, but taken to a local hospital for medical attention and Katit-Staheli was placed under arrest.

It was unclear how Katit-Staheli obtained a knife or whether the two were in a room alone together when she allegedly stabbed the baby to death Wednesday.

No other details were reported.

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