Woman accused of poisoning her nine-year-old son with feces
Sydney, Australia - A Sydney mother is currently accused of poisoning her sick son in a horrendous way – she allegedly put feces in his IV drip.
According to Australian media, the incident occurred back in September 2014, when the boy was in a children's hospital in Sydney, Australia.
The mother of four is currently on trial in a local court for reportedly endangering her nine-year-old's life by putting feces in his IV drip.
She vigorously denies the allegations and claims she is innocent.
The child's blood samples tested positive for the E. coli bacteria, which is found in the intestines of humans and animals.
However, there is still no conclusive evidence that the woman actually tried to poison her son.
"Why are you doing this to me?"
Two nurses who had been responsible for the treatment of the boy at that time testified in court.
Lindie Brown stated that during one of her shifts, the boy was "very unwell" and had a 100-degree fever. She also claimed to have overheard the child ask his mother, "Why are you doing this to me?". He then said, "You could have put something in my cannula when I was asleep."
The second witness, a nurse named Kristina White, testified that at one point the boy allegedly asked his mother, "What have you done to my cannula this time?"
The nine-year-old, however, had a history of being a difficult patient who was often uncooperative with hospital staff.
While these statements sound quite disturbing and upsetting, they are not definitive proof of the woman's guilt. The trial continues.
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