Mother of murdered child held in custody after facing magistrate

The mother of a 4-year-old girl allegedly killed by her biological father was remanded in custody on Thursday after telling an investigating magistrate that she had no involvement in the murder of her daughter, whom she had reported missing last month.

Authorities believe that while the 25-year-old was not directly involved in the murder of Ani Borisova, she had subsequently contributed to efforts made by her partner, the alleged killer, to avoid arrest.

The mother is facing charges of perjury and putting an infant at risk.

The child’s 27-year-old Bulgarian father, who has been in solitary confinement at a Corfu prison since Wednesday, on Thursday claimed in comments to a senior prison guard that he did not kill his daughter or mutilate and boil the pieces of her body.

“He told me he didn’t do it,” the prison guard, Manolis Koulouris, told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency.

“He said a friend of his did it in front of him, using the method that we’ve heard,” the guard said.

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