CCTV footage of the incident appeared to show Emiliya Kovacheva, repeatedly beating and even biting the four-day-old baby girl.
Nurse arrested for beating and biting a 4-day-old baby girl
A nurse went viral all over the world after she was caught on camera savagely beating and biting a newborn baby.
The mother-of-two claimed that it was the end of a 24 hour shift, and she simply lost her temper when the newborn started crying at around 2am, waking the other babies. Daily Mail reported.
The attack was apparently so savage, it was initially feared that the baby would suffer permanent brain damage and perhaps die from her injuries.
But after intensive work by medics, the child eventually made a full recovery. The indictment said that had emergency medics not acted immediately the baby would have died.
Boriana Marinkova, a spokesman for Tokuda hospital, where the baby was saved, said: 'The most important thing for a child's parents is to see how the baby will recover, other things are not so important.'
Bulgarian actor Alexander Kadiev summed up the feelings of many in the country when he gave an interview on the incident saying that the woman should get the death penalty if convicted.
Others voiced their thoughts online, with one posting: 'This video was so disturbing I haven't been able to get the images out of my mind since I saw them.'
The nurse is facing a sentence of 15 to 20 years behind bars if found guilty.
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