Burnt boy's mother to defend charges

Last updated 10:41 06/12/2012

Relevant offers

Porirua

Battle looms over proposed Porirua supermarket Boxing success story up for challenge Porirua council's $8200 Wairarapa retreat Building that housed first NZ McDonald's for sale Porirua's canopies to come down Mayor weighs in on community stoush Power plug pulled on Porirua health service Holding the fort at the Paremata barracks Move may be a step too far for patients Mayor runs for #gigatownporirua

A woman accused of fully immersing her toddler's hands in boiling water will defend the charges, her lawyer says.

The 31-year-old woman, who has name suppression, stood silently in the dock supported by her interpreter at Porirua District Court today.

She has been charged with ill-treatment of a child, failing to seek medical attention which was likely to cause severe pain and wounding with reckless disregard for her 2-year-old son. Lawyer Greg Gimblett said she would defend the charges. 

Officers found out about the toddler while investigating a car crash near his home in Cannons Creek in Porirua in August - at least eight months after they believe he suffered the injuries, Detective Senior Sergeant Neil Holden has said previously. The toddler had never been treated by a doctor.

The boy faced extensive surgery to repair the damage to his hands.

He and his 3-month-old sibling were taken into Child, Youth and Family.

The woman was remanded on bail to appear later this month.

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Special offers
Opinion poll

How many coffees do you have a day?

5 or even more

3-4

2

1

Anything from 1-5.

Don't touch the stuff.

Vote Result

Related story: Coffee as we know it at risk of dying

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content