Monday, February 29, 2016

Community Safety Child Death Fatality Babysitter Female Aggression "Killed Vic baby has been let down: dad" The Australian March 1st 2016





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Ms Jenkins was excused from giving evidence at an inquest in the Coroners Court of Victoria on Tuesday, after her barrister objected on the grounds of self-incrimination, so Chloe's father, Anthony Murphy, took to the witness box instead.



Killed Vic baby has been let down: dad

Killed Vic baby has been let down: dad
The father of a 10-month-old baby girl who died in Melbourne more than five years ago, says the justice system has let her down.
Chloe Murphy died in December 2010, two days after she had been left at the Kensington home of babysitter Ketapat Jenkins, who was found not guilty of child homicide in 2014.
Ms Jenkins was excused from giving evidence at an inquest in the Coroners Court of Victoria on Tuesday, after her barrister objected on the grounds of self-incrimination, so Chloe's father, Anthony Murphy, took to the witness box instead.
Chloe's mother, Phurithee Murphy, was not required to give evidence.
Mr Murphy told the court his daughter was playing and in good health when he and his wife left her at Ms Jenkins' home, where they stayed for about 30 minutes before leaving to see a movie.
They didn't receive any phone calls from Ms Jenkins that night despite her having called them several times on a previous babysitting occasion, he said.
Mr Murphy said Chloe was unresponsive, floppy and struggling to breathe when they returned, with Ms Jenkins meeting them at the door while holding Chloe like a newborn.
The first thing Ms Jenkins said was "Why didn't you tell me your child has asthma?", Mr Murphy told the court.
They replied that Chloe did not have asthma, before rushing her to the Royal Children's Hospital where it was discovered she had a significant brain injury, as well as a fractured skull and arm along with eye haemorrhages.
Surgeons operated on Chloe but she died two days later on December 5, 2010.



http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/vic-babysitter-to-testify-at-inquest/news-story/766b756ff6ead4694018e1a9cb15bbb1

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