Child torture sentence reduced for 'good behavior'
AA photoA court in the Ceyhan region in the southern province of Adana has reduced its punishment of a woman who tortured her six-year-old child because of her good behavior during the trial, daily Hürriyet has reported.
The woman's lawyer had demanded her release by claiming that she suffered from a mental illness. The court did not accept this demand, but the four-year punishment of the suspect was reduced to three years and four months due to the good behavior she showed during the trial.
The woman was arrested six months ago when policemen discovered traces of torture on the body of her six-year-old child.