Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Community Safety Family Violence Murder Maternal Infanticide Mum charged with murder after infant baby daughter found with throat slit at Wallsend near Newcastle, New South Wales The Daily Telegraph July 25, 2015 rcfv Royal Commission Female Aggression



Somebody has to talk about #maternalinfanticide


What strikes me in particular about female perpetrators of #familyviolence #murder in Australia whether it be #maternalinfanticide #maternalfilicide or #domesticintimatepartnerviolence is that it is so prevalent one does not have to search for it appearing often in major metropolitan daily newspapers yet we are continually told female perpetrators of family violence and their victims are not a social problem!
 

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Mum charged with murder after infant baby daughter found with throat slit at Wallsend near Newcastle

No bail for accused baby murderer

No bail for accused baby murderer
Police talk to a man crouched on the ground while he is consoled by others at the scene.
Police talk to a man crouched on the ground while he is consoled by others at the scene. Picture: Liam Driver

Morning news update

Morning news update
  • Baby was found with her throat slit at Wallsend about 9am
  • Mother was escorted screaming in handcuffs from the home
  • Distraught friends and family comforted by emergency crews
  • Family believed to be of Sudanese heritage
  • Police looking into whether post natal depression was a factor
A SENEGALESE woman has been charged with the murder of her six-week-old daughter.
The 26-year-old is accused of slitting the throat of her youngest child near Newcastle yesterday morning.
The woman’s sister-in-law rang emergency services about 9am after finding the baby girl inside the Wallsend home.
It is understood the woman’s husband and her seven-year-old daughter were at a local hospital for an appointment when the child was allegedly murdered.
The family had only been in Austrlia a year and police needed a French interpreter before charging her early Friday evening.
Newcastle Police Superintendent John Gralton said it was tragic.
Police at the Wallsend home where a baby girl was found dead with a slit throat. Picture:
Police at the Wallsend home where a baby girl was found dead with a slit throat. Picture: Liam Driver
A woman, believed to be a family member, talks to police outside the house. Picture: Liam
A woman, believed to be a family member, talks to police outside the house. Picture: Liam Driver
D A young child is carried away from the scene and into a car before leaving. Picture: Li
A young child is carried away from the scene and into a car before leaving. Picture: Liam Driver
“It’s a very tragic set of circumstances her today and our heart goes out to other members of the family and friends of the family.”
When ambulance and police arrived at the scene the baby was confirmed dead, a police spokesman said.
A forensic team enters the house. Picture: Liam Driver
A forensic team enters the house. Picture: Liam Driver
Police are understood to be investigating whether postnatal depression was a factor.
The mother was expected to undergo an assessment and will appear in Newcastle Court tomorrow.
Police taped off the street, and forensic officers are combing the crime scene.
Distraught onlookers are comforted near the crime scene. Picture: Liam Driver
Distraught onlookers are comforted near the crime scene. Picture: Liam Driver
A man comforts another man at the scene. Picture: Liam Driver
A man comforts another man at the scene. Picture: Liam Driver
Distraught people, believed to be friends and relatives, were being comforted by emergency services and neighbours outside the white fibro cottage.
Neighbour Ellen Graf said she was very upset by the alleged crime, in the usually quiet street.
She said she occasionally saw the mother with the newborn baby.
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“It happened at about 9 o’clock this morning,” she told the Daily Telegraph.
“Two ambulances came with their sirens blaring, then the police came.
“There was a lot of commotion around here.
“A neighbour of mine said they saw the mother come out screaming in hand cuffs.”
A visibly upset woman is comforted near the house in Wallsend. Picture: Liam Drive
A visibly upset woman is comforted near the house in Wallsend. Picture: Liam Drive
Detectives at the house where the baby was found. Picture: Liam Driver
Detectives at the house where the baby was found. Picture: Liam Driver
Wallsend resident and neighbour Lynne Northey said she often saw three other young children playing in the front yard of the home.
She said other elderly neighbours enjoyed seeing children playing in the neighbourhood.
“There were two girls and a boy who play together,” she told the Daily Telegraph.
“I don’t know if they are their children or other children in the family.
“But it was lovely to see the children playing.”
A report will be prepared for the coroner.
A six week old baby had her throat slit in Wallsend near Newcastle.
A six week old baby had her throat slit in Wallsend near Newcastle.
If you feel depressed you can contact the following organisations for support:
SANE Helpline 1800 18 72 63
Lifeline 131 114
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636


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