Mum admits poisoning daughter with online chemo drugs
The 22-year-old Gold Coast mother pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm during a brief hearing in the Brisbane Magistrates Court yesterday.
Wearing a t-shirt, leggings and thongs, she sat in the prisoner's dock, at one time smiling at two supporters in the public gallery.
Police said the woman fed her four-year-old chemotherapy drugs bought over the internet over 10 months between July 2012 and April 2013.
The girl became seriously ill and was hospitalised.
Before she was arrested in April the mother chronicled her sick girl's fight for life on a Facebook page that had more than 8000 supporters.
Regular updates and photos of the girl in hospital drew sympathy from the online supporters.|
She even requested donations for medical expenses.
"I have come to realise that my life and my childrens (sic) life was never ment (sic) to be easy," she posted before her arrest in April.