A wicked mother poured bleach into her baby’s feeding tubes to “get a good night’s sleep” a court heard today.
Brooke Evelyn Lucas, 26, of Perth, Australia, said she was so desperate to take a break that she felt “comfort and relieved” when her son’s poison took hold of her in December 2018.
The young boy, now in the care of his grandparents, was born 14 weeks early and suffers from Pierre Robin sequelae, which require constant care and eating and breathing through a tube.
He remained in the hospital until December 24, 2018, when he was discharged to the care of his mother, who called him a “Christmas miracle”.
But, today the Supreme Court heard that five days later, Mrs Lucas allegedly attempted to poison her son to settle her.
She told the police how the little boy was crying in his cot in their house when she went to get a bottle of exit mold to wash clothes nearby.
The court heard that the 26-year-old added a cleaning chemical to her son’s formula – pouring the substance directly into his stomach.
According to 7news, Prosecutors say she then sat and watched her 13-month-old vomiting and seizure fit in until she eventually called emergency services – initially claiming the act was perpetrated by the boy’s older sister.
William was then taken to Perth Children’s Hospital – vomiting 10 to 12 times in an ambulance alone as he struggled for his life.
But, miraculously, the brave tot survived the dreadful norm and took another 17 weeks to recover before he was discharged.
Meanwhile, guilt-ridden, the mother surrendered two weeks later as she admitted to poisoning the child.
And after an extensive investigation, she came to court on Wednesday in hopes of being sentenced after pleading guilty to a lesser charge of endangering her son’s life.
However, after hearing the mother’s new claim, the hearing has been adjourned as the judge is reportedly reconsidering his decision.
The 26-year-old is expected to be sentenced on Friday.
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