A MUM who stabbed her two-year-old son to death and dumped his body on a Lidl checkout counter has been jailed for 20 years.
Former porn star Katalin Erzsebet Bradacs, 44, was arrested after she burst into the supermarket in Citta della Pieve, Italy, leaving the toddler’s body on the till’s conveyer belt saying he had been attacked by a stranger.
But the court heard that two-year-old Alex had died from nine stab wounds to his chest and neck in October 2021 in a gruesome act of revenge on the boy’s father.
When Bradacs was arrested by police they found a blood-stained knife in her handbag.
Judges at the Court of Assizes of Perugia jailed Bradacs on Wednesday, May 24.
Prosecutor Manuela Comodi had asked for a 30-year sentence, saying Bradacs – a Hungarian national – had “acted consciously and with full premeditation”.
Judges reportedly took into account the fact that she suffers from a “partial mental defect”.
The court heard that a week before the sick killing Bradacs discovered that judges in Hungary had awarded custody of Alex to his father, her estranged husband Norbert Juhasz.
She fled with her son to Italy where she killed the tot, pretending that a stranger had attacked him, the court was told.
The father alerted the authorities at the time after he received a horrifying photo of his dying son from Bradacs, shortly before she took his body into the supermarket.
Bradacs eventually confessed during her time in pre-trial detention that she had killed her son.
The boy’s heartbroken father told the court that his wife “didn’t want that child” and was a heartless mother.
He said she had once “slammed my son’s kitten against the wall”.
During the trial, Judge Carla Giangamboni had Bradacs removed from the courtroom for repeatedly interrupting her ex-husband’s evidence.