Syrian child murderers are surely taking notes from this atrocity by the next contenders for "worst parents on the planet":
The child named Bastien had thrown a drawing by a classmate down a toilet earlier that day.
On Friday evening, Champenois allegedly forced the child naked into the washing machine and let it run for "several minutes", reports said.
Neighbour Alice told the French capital's newspaper Le Parisien the toddler's mother Charlene, 25, had rushed to her door carrying his body after the incident, claiming he had fallen down some stairs.
"I took him in my arms like a broken doll," Alice told the newspaper.