Free State woman in court for poisoning son

2016-04-26 17:59
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Bloemfontein – The case against a woman who allegedly poisoned her son was postponed in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

The 36-year-old appeared briefly in court where the matter was postponed to May 3.

Prosecutor Titus Kopa said the State would oppose bail.

The woman was arrested after she allegedly poisoned her son, who is a minor, police spokesperson Chaka Marope said.

Chaka said the incident happened on October 2, 2015, while she was visiting her son at a youth centre in Willows in Bloemfontein.

"She allegedly poisoned him and, soon after that, one of the people in the centre noticed the boy becoming very critical and notified the person who was in charge. The boy was rushed to hospital where he received further medical attention," said Chaka.

Chaka said it was not yet clear why the woman had poisoned her son.

The woman faces a charge of attempted murder.

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