Court to receive teenage mom's psychiatric report

2014-12-08 10:13


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Johannesburg - The Vereeniging Magistrate's Court is on Monday expected to receive a report on the mental state of the teenage mother whose 16-month-old boy was found wandering along the N1.

The woman was arrested on the night of 5 April, two days after her son narrowly escaped being hit by a truck while walking along the N1 highway near the Grasmere off-ramp.

The 19-year-old was found guilty of attempted murder and child abandonment in July.

In September, the court sent her for mental observation before sentencing could proceed. She was examined at Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital outside Krugersdorp.

She pleaded guilty to both charges and was out on R500 bail.

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