BREAKING NEWS
Stay out of Porirua because of flooding, council says ... Read more
Close

Burnt boy's mother to defend charges

Last updated 10:41 06/12/2012

Relevant offers

Porirua

Home where Porirua siege began to be demolished Residents gather to talk about siege, and how to move on Primary school for Aotea in Porirua won't happen soon Cost-cutting lowers rates in Porirua A taste of Laos in Porirua Home where Porirua siege began is likely to be demolished after fire Mayors and councillors' pay will increase by between 1.5 and 3 per cent from July Porirua Vikings lay fraud complaint with police Dawn Patelesio hits major milestone for Northern United Porirua's Poly Palace operator seeks compensation from council

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