According to The New York Post, the 44-year-old entered the Lidl supermarket chain store in Città della Pieve, a community in the central region of Umbria in Italy, on Friday and shouted for help as she placed her son Alex Juhasz’s body on a checkout counter.
Bradacs’ son was pronounced dead at the scene. Juhasz was found with at least nine stab wounds to his tiny body, mainly his neck and chest. His blood-soaked T-shirt and his mother’s jumper were later discovered in an abandoned building nearby, according to the report.
Woman arrested for son’s murder
Katalin Erzsebet Bradacs was also treated at the scene. She was later arrested and charged with murder after a knife, which is believed to have been the weapon used to carry out the gruesome crime, was found inside her handbag.
Police believe Bradacs killed her son as an act of revenge against Norbert Juhasz, her ex-partner and Juhasz’s father.
Juhasz, who lives in Hungary, had reportedly alerted authorities about the incident after he was sent a picture of his dying son on WhatsApp shortly before Bradacs took the child to the store.
She has denied killing her child, however police are reportedly not buying it because she gave three different versions in her testimony with police.
Juhasz said Bradacs had fled to Italy with their son last month after a Hungarian court granted him custody of the boy.