Nadezhda Zavialova, a hairdresser by profession gave birth to her fourth child prematurely at night inside their home in the Talitsa, Sverdlovsk region.
In the morning her husband Denis found his wife covered in blood. He called an ambulance in his home. The police started an investigation after a newborn found dead in a washing machine.
The mother was still in the hospital. The hairdresser said that her baby was stillborn. A 31-year old woman is investigated for the murder of her newborn child under article 106 of the Russian Criminal Code. Nadezhda could end up to five years in jail for her crime.
Nadezhda is a famous hairdresser in her town and she was a good mother as described by her neighbors. She has a son by a previous marriage, and two daughters from her current husband.
Her friend said: “Nadezhda is a hardworking and caring mother. There was no reason to kill the baby and in such a cruel way. She told me that the child was born prematurely and was stillborn.”