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Western Sydney woman dubbed ‘worst mother in the world’ is jailed after bashing her toddler

Woman described as ‘world’s worst mother’ is jailed after her brutal and deadly attack on her toddler left him with injuries normally only seen in car accident victims

  • Western Sydney mother pleaded guilty to beating and murdering her toddler in 2018
  • The woman was sentenced to more than ten years in prison for her heartless acts against the child
  • Toddler’s older brother witnessed the abuse and said he couldn’t walk
  • The judge said the boy’s injuries were similar to those suffered by car accident victims

A western Sydney woman described as the ‘worst mother in the world’ by the brother of a toddler she admitted to hitting and killing has been sentenced to at least 10 years and eight months in prison.

The woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, initially denied the crime and was due to face the NSW Supreme Court in February.

But she changed her plea to guilty of manslaughter on her two-year-old son on August 3, 2018.

The toddler was hit with 'significant force blows' that made it look like he'd been in a car accident

The toddler was hit with ‘significant force blows’ that made it look like he’d been in a car accident

‘The perpetrator was a large woman. The blows have been dealt with great force,” Judge Peter Garling said in his sentencing remarks on Tuesday, describing her behavior as insensitive.

“They inflicted injuries of the kind more commonly associated with car accidents.”

She was sentenced to a total of 14 years and three months in prison and will be eligible for parole on October 19, 2029.

Six months before her arrest, the then 25-year-old had looked after her three children as usual all day, before her eldest son saw her beat the toddler after 6:20 p.m. and before 7:30 p.m.

He said his younger brother was then sad, crying and unable to walk down the stairs, but his mother forced him to get up and walk and dragged him by the hand.

About fifteen minutes later she drove the children to her father’s house. He noticed that the toddler’s stomach was hard and advised to take him to the hospital right away, but she refused.

She went to get alcohol and picked up a friend who saw the toddler asleep, and when she took him to a lounge, he went limp and limp and his eyes rolled back and forth.

She tried to wake him up with a cold shower that splashed water on him and was again advised to seek medical attention.

She arrived at Westmead Hospital around 9 p.m.

A nurse at the front desk saw that the child was lifeless and physically took him and ran to the emergency room. CPR was performed, but he was pronounced dead about 30 minutes later.

The toddler had injuries to his head, chest and abdomen caused by multiple powerful blunt impact trauma.

The woman made a number of false, inaccurate or incomplete statements about his injuries, the judge found.

Her stories included wrestling with his brother, her eldest son grabbing the child by the throat and this was a regular occurrence, and her 14-month-old accidentally pushing him down the stairs.

The mother presented the boy to Westmead Hospital (pictured) after she was unable to resuscitate him with cold water

The mother presented the boy to Westmead Hospital (pictured) after she was unable to resuscitate him with cold water

In a letter to the judge, the mother said: “My apologies to the court for the mistake I could have prevented.”

“I’ve lost everything, lost everything I’ve ever loved and held dear to me in an instant.”

The judge rejected any suggestion that killing by physical assault could be considered a mistake.

The woman’s eldest son gave a victim punch in which he stated that she was “the worst mother in the whole world.”

‘How could you kill him? No, why did you kill my brother?’ read the statement.

Relatives said she had a history of hitting the toddler, with one saying ‘she would grab him by the hair, pick him up and throw him all the way to the lounge’.

A woman offered to take care of the child, but said the mother would get angry and say, “They are my children. None of your business. If I hit him, I hit him.”

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