Mom secretly filmed draining about 2 cups of blood from her son over a five-year period

2019-02-07 20:59
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A Danish court has sentenced a 36-year-old woman to four years in jail for having drained about two cups of blood from her young son as often as once a week over a five-year period.

The court in Herning, western Denmark, says the woman — a trained nurse — performed 110 drains using a catheter on the boy between the ages of 1 and 6, and told hospital doctors that his low blood count was due to a rare bone marrow disease.

The court said on Thursday that doctors got suspicious and alerted police, who secretly filmed her.

A court-ordered psychiatric report said she suffers from Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a mental condition where caregivers make a child ill in order to attract attention to themselves.

The woman was not identified.

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