07-29-2008, 02:55 PM #1
Australia - Mom Charged WiTh Placing Baby In Fish Tank To Stop Its Crying
An Australian court heard testimony yesterday in a case invovling a mother who reportedly put her nine-month-old daughter into an aquarium filled with water after she was unable to stop the baby from crying.
The 22-year-old, who cannot be identified, has pleaded not guilty in the District Court to endangering the life of the baby at her Blakeview home in May, 2007.
The father, who also cannot be named, told the court he and his then-partner had been arguing on the night the baby was allegedly put into the aquarium.
He said the child had been crying and his partner was not able to make her stop. He saw his partner walk past their bedroom and then saw her walk back without the child.
"Five to 10 seconds later I heard coughing, spluttering, splashing and screaming," he said. "I saw (the baby) face up on her back in the tank splashing, screaming, panicking."
He said he picked the child up out of the freezing water, which was about 30cm deep and called police. more: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,393642,00.html
07-29-2008, 04:28 PM #2Former Member
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Good for dad for calling this in and having mom taken care of, instead of listening to mom plead she didn't mean any harm, etc.
Thank goodness the baby is okay. Although, the article implies it is all Dad's fault......
07-29-2008, 04:49 PM #3Registered User
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More on the father...
During cross-examination by the mother's lawyer, Robert Kane, the father agreed he did not call an ambulance for the baby despite being worried about hypothermia.
The father said he thought he told police on the phone his partner had put their daughter in the aquarium but a transcript given to the court showed he did not.
07-29-2008, 06:10 PM #4
Poor little angel. Thank God she didn't drown. How could the mother just walk away from her baby panicking like that? My baby panics if water drips down her face when I wash her hair and it breaks my heart. I'll just never understand people who so things like this to their own flesh and blood
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