I don't find a lot of articles from continental Europe regarding child visitation/custody and murder, but this is one of the exceptions.
Notice that this case follows a familiar pattern: an UNNAMED DAD who was separated from the mother and intent on revenge because she had the audacity to leave the relationship. He warns her that "she would never see the child alive again." I suspect that this is not the first time he had made such a threat, and it's probably not the first time he had acted in a coercive or violent manner either. Nevertheless, he still had access to their 14-month-old baby because that's the institutionalized stupidity that exists today. Basically the idea that a father must have his visitation and/or custodial "rights" regardless of how the safety "rights" of others are affected. And now that baby is dead.
Father suspected of killing baby
Tuesday, 05 October 2010 14:44
LA CORUÑA - POLICE are investigating the death of a 14-month-old baby whose burned remains were found in a car near Betanzos, in La Coruña on Saturday afternoon. The child’s 42-year-old father is suspected of starting the fire, as he had told the mother that she would never see the child alive again. She alerted the Guardia Civil.
There was a small camping gas bottle in the passenger’s seat. The father was found approximately one kilometre from the car and also had severe burns. He was taken to hospital and remains in custody.
The couple was in the process of getting a divorce, and had been living apart for some time.