A boy has died in northwest Sydney after his breathing was restricted two days after a woman tried to drown him.
At approximately 12:30 pm on March 21, emergency services visited a home in Berowra Heights after receiving reports that a 10-month-old boy had been found unresponsive.
The boy was treated at home by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Children’s Hospital in Westmead in critical condition. He died two days later, on March 23rd.
Officers from the Ku-ring-gai Police Regional Command established the crime scene and initiated an initial investigation into the circumstances of the incident.
Detectives from the Child Abuse Investigation Unit, conducting an investigation under Strike Force Dameral, visited the hospital on March 22, where they spoke with a 30-year-old woman.
The woman was arrested, taken to Hornsby Police Station and charged with two counts of attempted murder.
Police allege in court that a woman attempted to drown a boy at her home in Westley on March 19.
It is further alleged that a woman restricted the boy’s breathing at his Berowra Heights home on March 21.
The woman was refused to appear in Hornsby District Court on May 18.
Police said the woman’s charges would be raised to one count of murder and one count of attempted murder at her next court appearance.
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