Ex-porn star 'kills toddler son, puts body on supermarket checkout'

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A former porn actress has been arrested for murder after she allegedly left her two-year-old son's stab-wound covered corpse on top of a checkout counter in a Lidl supermarket.

Hungarian national Katalin Erzsebet Bradacs, 44, was arrested and taken into preventive custody after being charged with murdering her own toddler son, Alex Juhasz.

The former porn actress and nightclub dancer entered a Lidl supermarket in the small town of Citta della Pieve in the central Italian region of Umbria on the afternoon of October 1.

She reportedly entered the supermarket shouting for help as she placed her son's bloodied body on top of a checkout counter.

Katalin Erzsebet Bradacs allegedly stabbed her young son Alex to death. Source: Newsflash/ Australscope
Katalin Erzsebet Bradacs allegedly stabbed her young son Alex to death. Source: Newsflash/ Australscope

The child was pronounced dead, with nine stab wounds found on his body, to his chest and neck areas.

His mother was treated by health workers at the scene and was subsequently arrested by the police after a knife was found in her handbag.

A number of items including the youngster's bloodied t-shirt, which was punctured with nine holes, and the woman's jumper were found later that night at a nearby disused building.

CCTV footage pored over by the police did not reveal any other suspects present at the crime scene apart from the child's mother.

The crime itself was not caught on camera, but the woman was filmed both arriving at and leaving the scene.

The police believe the motive for the crime was revenge against the child's father, with whom the mother was separated and had been disputing custody over the child.

Mother alleged to have sent father disturbing WhatsApp pictures

The father, who lives in Hungary, had alerted the Hungarian authorities after a photo of his dying son was reportedly sent to his mobile phone via WhatsApp.

According to reports, it was the child's mother who sent her ex the photo, and it was sent shortly before she went to the supermarket carrying the boy's body.

Following her arrest, the woman was taken into questioning, and she denied the accusations against her, reportedly telling the police repeatedly: "I did not kill my son."

The Lidl supermarket where Katalin Erzsebet Bradacs the mother who allegedly killed her son. Source: Newsflash/ Australscope
The Lidl supermarket where Katalin Erzsebet Bradacs the mother who allegedly killed her son. Source: Newsflash/ Australscope

She reportedly proffered three contradictory versions of events before choosing to remain silent on the advice of her lawyer, Enrico Renzoni.

She was taken into custody at a prison in the nearby city of Perugia.

The disused building where the crime allegedly took place was sealed off by the police.

The suspect had been living in the Tuscan town of Chiusi Scalo at the home of a man who had managed the now-closed nightclub she had worked at and with whom she had remained in contact.

She also has an 18-year-old son, who lives in Hungary and whose father is deceased.

According to the deceased toddler's father, Norbert Juhasz, Katalin had fled to Italy with the boy last month after a Hungarian court granted custody of the youngster to the father.

The father has since claimed that when his then-partner was pregnant with their child, she would hit her belly and also took steroids.

Witnesses also report having seen the woman mistreating her toddler son on a day preceding the crime.

The investigation is ongoing.

- Newsflash/ Australscope

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