Young mum charged after her baby suffered a near-fatal overdose after allegedly being poisoned.
A woman will face court today charged over the alleged repeated poisoning of her young child in Sydney’s south west, NSW police report.
In January, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation after an 18-month-old boy was treated for a near-fatal overdose of a prescription medication.
Police were told the child was admitted to Sydney Children’s Hospital in January with high levels of Tegretol in his system. The boy was not prescribed the medication at that time.
Following extensive inquiries, a 20-year-old woman was arrested at a home at Lurnea about 7.30am today (Wednesday 6 June 2018).
She was taken to Liverpool Police Station and charged with seven counts of using poison to endanger life or inflict grievous bodily harm.
Police will allege in court the woman administered the drug to the child without a current prescription and contrary to medical instruction.
The woman was refused bail to appear at Liverpool Local Court this afternoon.
The child has since been released from hospital and is currently in the care of relatives.
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