A Russian mother presently faces time in jail after confessing to murdering her starving three-year-old girl who ate washing powder after being left alone for a week while her mother went partying.
Maria Plenkina, 21, deserted tragic Kristina who was so hungry she tried to eat washing powder, a court was told.
The girl was found naked having starved to death in a cold room in a rubbish-strewn flat in the Russian city of Kirov, having eaten the small amount of food – yoghurt, chicken and sausages – her mother had left her.
Plenkina confessed to murdering her three year old daughter by leaving her home alone while she went on a week-long partying spree
Before leaving for her party week coinciding with Valentine’s Day last year, Plenkina turned off the water in the flat.
The girl’s lifeless body was found by her grandmother Irina Plenkina, 47, who had come to wish her a happy third birthday.
The mother – branded ‘evil’ by neighbours – faces from eight to 20 years in jail for the cruel murder of her child.
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