21 February 2013, 10:15

Dead boy's adoptive mother to face charges anyway - Astakhov

Dead boy's adoptive mother to face charges anyway - Astakhov

The U.S. adoptive mother of the 3-year-old Maxim Kuzmin will have to take responsibility for the boy’s death, Russia’s children ombudsman Pavel Astakhov said.

“I think that a criminal inquiry will be opened anyway because even if she is not found guilty of murder she will face negligence charges”, Mr. Astakhov told Rossiya-24 channel.

Maxim`s adoptive mother said that the boy had been playing outside and fainted while she was at home.

Maxim Kuzmin died on January 21.

Earlier this week reports claimed that the boy had been allegedly beaten by his adoptive mother as bruises were found on his body.

Voice of Russia, Interfax

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