A 27-year-old woman was arrested in Belgium after the police found the charred remains of her young daughter on the BBQ in the garage.
The murder was one of the most horrific in Belgian history, sending shock-waves across the nation.
The tragedy happened in the quiet town of Zemst, where the woman shared a home with her 2-year old daughter and her mother.
The police was alerted after neighbors heard screams from the house and later saw smoke coming out from under the garage door, according to The Sun.
When the police came, officers found a nightmare scene in the garage, with the body of the girl lying on the smoldering grill and the mother crying hysterically.
She did not deny the facts, but explained between sobs that she had wanted to make sure they’d be going to Heaven together.
For some reason, she said that only by burning her daughter she could be sure of that.
“We both had to burn. That was the only way we could go to heaven together,” she said.
The woman who was in an obvious state of mental distress did not explain how was she planning to kill herself.
The woman was first taken to a local hospital as she had suffered severe carbon monoxide poisoning. After being assessed by the doctors, she was arrested and charged with murder.
“A mother killing her own child is so unnatural there can only be two explanations: depression or revenge. And when a mother decides to not only kill, but burn her child, it is obvious she is depressed and has mental issues,” Belgian lawyer Jef Vermassen explained for the local press.
His assessment turned out to be completely accurate. The woman’s husband had filed for divorce a few months before and she had a hard time accepting the new situation.
At the same time, it was revealed she had failed her exams and was very upset about that. Some time before the murder she told her brother she wanted to kill herself.