Heartless mom, 23, whose one-year-old son died after she left him and sister, three, without food and water for 11 days to ‘have fun with her lover’ jailed for eight years – Vladislava Trokhimchuk showed no remorse, even laughed as she was handed the sentence
Evil mother laughs after she was sentenced to prison in Kiev in the death of her one-year-old son
Mother, 23, whose one-year-old son died after she left him and sister, three, without food and water for 11 days to ‘have fun with her lover’ LAUGHS as she’s jailed for eight years
Vladislava Trokhimchuk was jailed for deliberately trying to starve her infants and murdering her son in Kyiv, Ukraine
The toddlers could not leave because a towel had been wedged in the doorway
She had planned to use the malnourished images of the children for online fundraising
An appeal is expected to be made demanding a life sentence for the mother
A mother who left her two children alone for 11 days without food or water while she ‘had fun with her lover’ and their new baby has been jailed for murder.
Vladislava Trokhimchuk, 23, showed ‘no remorse’ and ‘laughed’ when she was sentenced to eight years in jail for deliberately trying to starve her toddlers and murdering her son in Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital. Vladislava Trokhimchuk, 23, left her two children alone for 11 days without food or water while she ‘had fun with her lover’ and their new baby has been jailed for murder. Trokhimchuk’s son Danill, one, died from starvation.
Her daughter Anna, three, survived by drinking water from a vase but was suffering from acute malnutrition.
The toddlers could not leave their room because a towel had been wedged in the doorway to stop them getting to the kitchen.
The children were so hungry during the 11 days they were left alone that they ate wallpaper and plaster covers as well as their own excrement.
Their teeth marks were found on the walls and they had desperately tried to tear linoleum off the floor to try and open a gap under the door.
Her former mother-in-law found them after 11 days.
According to her ex-husband Alexey Trokhimchuk who was the children’s father, his mother had tried to gain access to the apartment but had no key,
She told police: ‘I went to the children – with groceries, and toys.
‘Anna was lying on the bed, sleeping.
‘I woke her, gave her cottage cheese and a banana and I held her in my arms.
‘And then everything was like in a terrible dream… I do not understand how it happened.
Vladislava Trokhimchuk had intended to starve the children and then post pictures on social media claiming one or both had a life threatening tumour in an attempt to raise money, the court heard.
She had hoped to make them look malnourished and then beg people online for urgent cash gifts, reported Fakty newspaper.
The mother left her children for 11 days and spent the time with her new lover, Anton Podchapko, and their baby daughter.
A police source said: ‘She was having fun with him while her children were being tortured to death.’
Psychiatrists ruled that she was mentally fit to face trial.
Judge Galina Bondarenko called her ‘cynical and heartless’ but the eight-year sentence she imposed has sparked an outcry.
Trokhimchuk said: ‘I cannot find an excuse for myself. I always wanted the best for children.
‘I dreamed they would study, live differently than I do, better. That they would have everything.
‘I repent very much.
‘I cannot understand what I did, or that God took my son from me and put me here (in custody).’
But when she heard her sentence by live TV link to her detention cell she was seen laughing and clapping her hands.
After taking into account remission and the time she spent in detention after the crime in 2016, Vladislava will be free in three years.
Judge Galina Bondarenko [center], called her ‘cynical and heartless’ but the eight-year sentence she imposed has sparked an outcry
An appeal is expected to be made demanding a life sentence.
Her landlord Mikhail Gorovoy said the sentence was shockingly lenient after taking into account her time indention and remission.
He said: ‘The murderer who doomed such a little one to death has got just three years in jail.’
Nadezhda Maksimets, spokeswoman of Kyiv Prosecutor’s Office, said: ‘As a mother of two children, I am simply shocked.
‘We will immediately appeal against the sentence and fight for punishing Vladislava Trokhimchuk in the strictest way.’
The mother’s old social media was full of pictures of her children from before the incident and messages of love to them.
Her daughter Anna was put up for adoption but Vladislava will be allowed to raise her youngest daughter Sofia after she is released from prison.