Mother and partner charged with murder of her child
10 March, 2019, 2:37 pm
A WOMAN and her partner will be produced in court tomorrow for allegedly murdering a two-year-old child.
This shocking revelation by Police today followed days of investigations that found the child was caught in the middle of a dispute between the adults.
Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro alleged the 20-year-old mother, who is the first accused, found the child lying unconscious in their Nakasi home on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
She said the child was rushed to the Valelevu Health Center where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
“A post-mortem examination was conducted where the cause of death revealed the child had sustained serious injuries resulting in her death,” Ms Naisoro said.
“Investigators upon further enquiry discovered the child’s 20-year-old mother and her 28-year-old partner had allegedly been fighting on the night the child was found. It is alleged that the child was caught in the middle of the dispute and was allegedly assaulted.”
Both have been charged with murder and will be produced at the Nasinu Magistrates Court.