I read somewhere that prosecuting maternal infanticide is difficult because juries are often unwilling to convict. Do you know if that’s true? Is it also true if the child is older? If so, is there a good theory why? The author’s suggested reason is that we all sort of “get it” and choose to look the other way. Sounds like crazy talk to me. If the jury observation is true, my guess is that it stems from the incomprehensibility you describe. It’s so difficult to imagine that there simply MUST be something else going on- insanity, accident, mysterious intruder, etc.