Mum sentenced to dwelling detention over care of child who died

Photo of newborn baby feet

2021-04-23 13:35:32

A Whangārei mom has been sentenced to dwelling detention for failing to guard her child, who later died.

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Earlier this yr, the lady – whose title is suppressed – was discovered responsible of assaulting her five-month-old child and failing to stop him from struggling harm earlier than he died in August 2019.

The child had quite a few accidents earlier than his loss of life, together with a cranium fracture and fractured ribs.

Immediately Justice van Bohemen mentioned he accepted the newborn’s mom hit him on the top with a bathe head, however that didn’t trigger his loss of life.

Nonetheless, he mentioned she failed to guard her son and sentenced her to 10 months dwelling detention for the neglect of a kid and one month dwelling detention for the assault of a kid.

The sentences are to be served concurrently.

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