A woman in Trinidad and Tobago has allegedly killed her 9-month-old baby after becoming frustrated with the child’s constant crying.
The incident happened in Princes Town on the southern island of Trinidad. According to preliminary reports, the mother became angry when the child would not stop crying and injected her with a poisonous substance.
A nurse reported the incident to local police after the child was taken to Princess Town’s health facility in an unresponsive condition, Newsday reported.
The child was examined and taken to San Fernando General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The mother reportedly injected the infant with an insecticide, according to Writeups 24. When police arrived at the hospital, the mother admitted what she had done.
She said the incident happened while she was with the baby and her 10-year-old son.
After spraying the insecticide, the unidentified woman left the baby on the bed. When she returned, she found the child unresponsive, so the woman called an ambulance and took the baby to a hospital.
Police told local media that they had seized a syringe, a baby bottle and a 250ml bottle marked with the insecticide malathion from the woman’s home.
An autopsy will reveal the exact cause of the baby’s death and an investigation into the incident is currently underway.
Authorities said the mother had been arrested. However, the charges made have not been uncovered.
Last week, a mother with a history of mental illness drowned her three children in New York City. The bodies of three children under the age of seven were found on a beach. The victims were identified as 3-month-old Oliver Bondarev, 4-year-old Lilana Merdy and 7-year-old Zachary Merdy. Erin Merdy, 30, was arrested and taken to hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. Police began searching for the children after family members called 911 to say Erin may have done something to harm her children. The children’s bodies were found on the waterfront just three blocks from where Erin lived. Her mother, Jacqueline Scott, 56, spoke to local media after her daughter’s arrest and described her as a “good mother”. She said her daughter “may have gone through postpartum depression.”
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