Mum jailed for giving daughter chemo drugs
A Gold Coast mother who poisoned her healthy daughter with chemotherapy drugs due to factitious disorder by proxy will spend at least two years behind bars.
The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was sentenced on Wednesday in Brisbane for causing grievous bodily harm to her then four-year-old girl.
The 23-year-old mother of two bought the chemotherapy drugs over the internet and fed them to her daughter over nine months.
She also wrote about the girl's "fight for life" on Facebook, attracting more than 8000 supporters and $500 in donations.