October 13, 2014 Elijah Ogidi-Olu 3 Comments

Glowing in the evening sunshine from ‘pregnancy update’ pictures shared on social media, expectant mother Xynthia Hawke looks ecstatic to be on the verge of motherhood.
But days later, the 28-year-old Briton was killed by a doctor, who was reported to have been drunk and to have botched her care during childbirth.
Miss Hawke’s devastated parents are believed to have flown to the South of France – where she had been living an idyllic life with her partner – to help him care for the baby boy, who survived and has been named Isaac.

Fighting back tears outside the home where they settled a few months ago, her French partner Yannick Balthazar, 33, said: ‘It is a very difficult time for us. We are in mourning. 
I am looking after my family, my son is what is important to me now. We need to be with our family now. I am going to let justice do its job.’
Miss Hawke required a caesarean section after going into labour last month in Ustaritz, the village in the French Pyrenees where she had moved with Mr Balthazar.
After their healthy baby boy was delivered at a private maternity clinic in Orthez on September 26, a resuscitation procedure went horribly wrong.
Anaesthetist Helga Wauters, 45, allegedly inserted a tube into Miss Hawke’s oesophagus instead of her windpipe. Miss Hawke was starved of oxygen, had a heart attack and went into a coma.
She was taken to the nearby Centre Hospitalier in Pau, where she died on September 30.
The doctor, who has admitted a ‘pathological problem with alcohol’, now faces five years behind bars after being charged with aggravated manslaughter.
Wauters, who is Belgian, was working despite difficulties with ‘expression, comprehension and reactivity’, according to a local prosecutor.
Staff said she was slurring her words to the extent that she ‘could not be understood and she did not seem to understand what people were saying’, a source added.

When questioned on the day Miss Hawke died, Wauters was found to have 216milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood – the equivalent of four bottles of wine. The legal driving limit in the UK is 80milligrams.
Miss Hawke grew up in North Petherton, Somerset, where she excelled at her comprehensive, Haygrove School, and won a prize for outstanding achievement in GCSE French. 
She holidayed in France with her parents Fraser and Clare, now 61 and 56, and her older sister Iris, 30, before moving to Paris to study at the University of London Institute.
If five years behind bars is all you need in exchange for carelessly shutting off another person’s life, then I’ll say even Justice has a sense of humour.

Mature Minds Talk.

Curled from: Daily Mail

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