Mother is accused of injecting her daughter with urine and baptizing her with laxatives – “because she missed being a nurse”
- A mother is faced with the court accused of deliberately poisoning her young daughter
- The 47-year-old woman reportedly injected her immune-deficient daughter with urine
- It is also claimed that the mother baptized her young daughter with laxatives
An NSW mother injected urine into her immune-deficient daughter before the police uncovered used syringes and urine sample jars in her handbag.
The 47-year-old woman, a former nurse, pleaded not guilty to the Newcastle District court on three points of using poison to endanger her daughter’s life between December 2013 and March 2015.
In an alleged poisoning episode in March 2015, when the girl was nine, she became acutely unwell with a deteriorating kidney function at Westmead Children’s Hospital in Sydney, the court was told Monday.
A 47-year-old mother is facing a court of law accused of deliberately poisoning her daughter with syringes of urine and baptizing her with laxatives for a long time because “she missed being a nurse” (stock photo)
Blood cultures showed a “sudden, inexplicable increase” in urea and creatinine chemical waste products, prosecutor Wayne Creasey SC said.
“The evidence will confirm, I expect, that the accused was almost always at (her daughter’s) bed during her admissions,” he said in his opening speech.
“I expect a clinical microbiologist … (will) support the claim that the suspect disrupted the resident intravenous central line by bringing urine in.”
The other two costs relate to hospital admissions early 2014 for constant diarrhea and vomiting.
A gastroenterologist is expected to say that the diarrhea was “factual and probably caused by the secret administration of a laxative,” Creasey said.
He said the girl, born in 2005, has a genetic disorder and an associated immune deficiency.
Between the ages of two and nine, when the police intervened, the girl was regularly admitted to the hospital with serious conditions that were later resolved with medical intervention, he said.
“Senior doctors at John Hunter Hospital and Westmead Hospital were concerned that some of the admissions (of the girl) were the result of intentional damage by the suspect,” Creasey said.
The police who interviewed the mother in March 2015 discovered two empty urine sample containers, medical equipment, a syringe with a liquid, five used plastic syringes, and a stool sample container in her handbag.
The mother – who had several children – once denied giving her daughter laxatives or injecting urine and said she had collected the medical supplies when her daughter was taken to a new hospital.
She told the police that she “didn’t miss a nurse” and was happy to be “involved” in caring for her daughter, de Kroon said.
The trial for Judge Christopher Robison continues.
The woman appeared before the pleaded not guilty in Newcastle District Court (photo) to three counts of using poison to endanger life, the trial is set to continue