Mama is imprisoned for wasting her children's chocolate milk with sleeping pills before trying to take her own life
- A mother of four served the drugged drinks before trying to take her own life
- The children suffered from dizziness and dehydration after taking a high dose
- Judge Wayne Chivell described the case as a & # 39; sad case & # 39; and a & # 39; breach of confidence & # 39;
A mother of four crushed sleeping pills in chocolate milk for serving the drink to her children.
The 47-year-old Adelaide tried to let her children – aged 10-17 – sleep before she tried to live her own life in March 2018.
The children said they suffered from dizziness, dehydration and felt abnormal and slow after taking a high dose & # 39; above the normal therapeutic level & # 39; had taken.
A mother-of-four crushed sleeping pills in chocolate milk for serving the drink to her children (stock image)
The 47-year-old, who cannot be called for legal reasons, was sentenced to three years in prison with a non-pooling period of 15 months, the ABC reported.
But Judge Wayne Chivell said the mother & # 39; within a fairly short time & # 39; could be released because she had spent time in custody in March 2018.
She pleaded guilty to five counts of committing an aggravated act that would likely cause damage to the South Australia court.
The mother confessed what she had done to a friend by telephone, who called emergency services.
She had woken up one of her sons who had woken up the rest of the children before repeatedly apologizing to him about what she had done.
Her four children were taken to the women's and children's hospital to be checked.
The mother planned to take her own life three days earlier when she told a psychiatrist.
& # 39; It is clear that you had reached a crisis point at the time of the crime due to your declining mental health, & # 39; Judge Chivell said.
Judge Chivell described the woman's act as an & # 39; extremely sad case & # 39; and a & # 39; gross violation of trust & # 39 ;.
Her four children were taken to the women's and children's hospital (photo) to be checked
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