Unfit to be called a mother

This woman is unfit to be called a mother. How anyone could do this to a child is inconceivable…I’ll bet you one thing though…it will be another increase in child abuse stats from one particular demographic group:

A mother accused of immersing her two-year-old son’s hands in boiling water then failing to seek medical treatment for at least eight months has been granted further name suppression.

The 31-year-old woman appeared in Porirua District Court this morning after her lawyer sought an urgent suppression hearing following inquiries yesterday by APNZ.

She faces two charges of cruelty and ill-treatment of a child, and one of wounding with reckless disregard causing grievous bodily harm.

Police believed the toddler’s injuries were inflicted around November or December “by way of full immersion of his hands into boiling water”.

Despite suffering horrific injuries, no proper medical attention was provided until child protection agencies became involved by chance in August this year, it is alleged.


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