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A mum guilty of infanticide after killing her baby girl and injuring the child's twin has avoided jail

Wednesday, 4/16/2014

The 39 year old mother pleased guilty to infanticide over the death of her eight week old daughter and recklessly causing serious injury to the baby's sister. Infanticide applies for mothers suffering a mental disturbance caused by childbirth and carries a maximum jail term of five years. The babies, who had frequent crying bouts, trouble feeding and were not gaining weight were diagnosed with colic. After exonerating the baby father's early on, police discovered his wife had been abusing the babies from the time they arrived home in late February following a cesarean birth.



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