Nine-MSN has a story about a NSW Woman (not Queanbeyan) in court today charged with ” intentionally and unlawfully administering an injurious substance with an intention to injure or cause pain and discomfort” after injecting her infant with water containing feacal matter and other toxins. Apperantly the kiddie was in Canb hospital with a bruised foot when mum decided to do a little alternative therapy and inject the dirty water.
Anyways… RiotActs good friend and that well known bastion of community justice, Hilary Penfold decided that given the special circumstances of the case (a diagnosis of Munchausen-by-proxy) the case neither a jail term or a community based sentence would be appropriate. She wandered free with a bond.
The kiddie now resides with his dad.
One would think that injecting a potential lethal substance into a child would be more akin to Attempted Murder. I do respect that she did have a mental condition that did impede her judgement, but surely more than a bond is called for for attempted infanticide…