A nurse caught on surveillance video admitted she repeatedly beat a newborn baby to stop her from crying. Emiliya Kovacheva is charged with attempted murder of a four-day-old newborn baby girl, called Nicole.
On April 18, while Kovacheva was working a twenty-four hour night shift, CCTV surveillance footage captured the midwife Kovacheva entering a room and caressing some of the babies.
A short time later, Kovacheva was caught on camera repeatedly hitting little Nicole using her hands and a glass bottle.
The nurse hit tiny Nicole on the head a number of times with a clenched fist.
The CCTV footage shockingly revealed Emiliya Kovacheva strangling the infant girl as well.
Apparently, Kovacheva was so frustrated with young Nicole for crying and not going to sleep she punished the newborn for waking up the other babies.
The defense attorney for Emiliya Kovacheva wants the charges against the nurse changed to inflicting grievous bodily harm. However, if Emiliya is found guilty of attempted murder, she could face up to 20 years in jail.
Little Nicole was moved to Tokuda hospital and is recovering from her injuries. So far, doctors report the abuse the young infant received from nurse Emiliya Kovacheva have not led to any apparent mental or physical impairment.