A mother who left her baby alone and starving to death while she spent two weeks partying has been dubbed a “monster.”
Alyona Ipatova has been labelled as the “Monster Mum” by the media in Russia after she abandoned her five month-old baby girl and went on a fortnight-long bender. After the 19 year-old admitted to the crime, she was sentenced at a St Petersburg court to a minimum of ten years’ hard labour.
When Ipatova returned to her apartment, she found her infant daughter had starved to death. The cropped-haired teenager gave her evidence locked in a bulletproof dock and flanked by guards: “I really regret what I did. I did not want that to happen. I realise what I have done.”
Ipatova’s defence entered a request to change the charge from murder of a minor with cruelty to causing death by negligence, but that was rejected by the judges.