Nine-year-old boy injured when his younger brother died in an alleged drowning by their mother remains in hospital two months after the tragedy.
In March the boy and his five-year-old brother were driven to the Murray River in Moama, NSW, where their 26-year-old mother allegedly attempted to murder them. None of the family can be named for legal reasons.
A dog which lived at a nearby property mauled the boy while intervening to pull him from the water. The boy’s five-year-old brother was found dead two days later.
The nine-year-old boy remains in hospital and has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, reports Sydney Morning Herald.
The boy needed reconstructive surgery on his limbs after being mauled by a pitbull, called Buddy, that then attacked the mother.
The mother did not apply for bail in Deniliquin Local Court on Tuesday and it was formally refused, shares Daily Mail.
Her lawyer told the court she faced additional charges of possessing two grams of cannabis.
The 27-year-old mother has been charged with murder and attempted murder.
The case is due back in court on July 4 when the mother is due to appear via videolink.
The lawyer of the family, Dale Brooks, said previously that the boy was struggling with the events.
The boys grandparents had been raising him and his five-year-old brother before the tragedy and had taken an AVO out against the mother last year.
Police will allege the mother stayed in a caravan near where the children were staying and took them to the river for the attempted drowning.
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