Mother, 26, who "poisoned" her disabled baby by pouring bleach into his feeding tube, stands in front of the court before being transferred to the psychiatric hospital
- A mother was accused of pouring bleach into the feeding tube of her disabled baby
- Brooke Evelyn Lucas, 26, was accused and sent back to a psychiatric hospital
- She was instructed to kill or endanger her 13-month-old baby
- Her son, William, has an inborn condition and needs a tube to breathe and eat
- She reportedly poisoned him days after he was discharged from the hospital
- The boy's family said he was recovering and will be released in their care
Australian Associated Press
A mother accused of pouring bleach into the feeding tube of her disabled baby was sent back to a psychiatric hospital.
Brooke Evelyn Lucas, 26, was indicted on Friday with the intention of assassinating or endangering her son William after attempting to poison his days after celebrating his resignation from Perth Children's Hospital on Christmas Eve.
The 13-month-old baby, who has a congenital disorder called Pierre Robin sequence and needs 24 hours a day, needs a tube to breathe and eat.
Brooke Evelyn Lucas, 26, was accused of pouring bleach on her disabled baby. William's (pictured) feeding tube has been transferred to a psychiatric hospital
Brooke Evelyn Lucas, 26, (right) was indicted on Friday with the plan to kill or endanger her son William (left) after she tried to poison him
Lucas called it a "Christmas wonder" when William was fired from PCH after an attack of what his mother said was bronchitis.
"William is fired at PCH and will spend his first Christmas at home", she posted on Facebook on December 24th.
But William was back in hospital on December 29 after the police claimed that Lucas poisoned him by turning pale in his feeding tube.
The boy's family said that he is recovering on Sunday and is expected to be released under their care.
The 13-month-old baby, who has a congenital disorder called Pierre Robin sequence and needs 24-hour care, needs a tube to breathe and eat
Mrs Lucas (photo) was sent to the Frankland Center, a high-security hospital department in Graylands Hospital, seven days after a mental health assessment
When he appeared in the Magistrates Court in Perth on Monday, Lucas was visibly in trouble and did not speak.
She was sent back to the Frankland Center, a high-security hospital ward in Graylands Hospital, on a seven-day order after a mental health assessment.
She is back in court on 30 January.
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