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A Tarro, NSW, mother who left battered baby daughter to die could leave jail in just 30 months

Mother finds her baby girl, 1, ‘pale, floppy and lifeless’ with broken ribs, blood pouring from her mouth and horrific internal injuries but doesn’t call for help for FOUR HOURS – now she learns her fate over the child’s death

  • The mother left her child to die as toddler vomited blood and her lungs bubbled
  • She was jailed for five years at Newcastle District Court but could be free in 2023
  • Her ex-boyfriend was jailed for 34 years for murdering the 20-month-old 
  • But mother showed no remorse for her part in the baby girl’s manslaughter

A mother who left her battered baby daughter to die vomiting blood and her lungs bubbling as her life drained away could walk free from jail in just 30 months.

The toddler from Tarro in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales died after a savage beating by Timothy Andrew Whiteley left the 20-month-old ‘pale, floppy and lifeless’.

As well as fatal internal injuries including a collapsed lung, broken ribs and bleeding on the brain and spinal cord, the little girl was bruised and battered around the head, body and her eye.

The toddler (pictured with her face obscured for legal reasons) from Tarro in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales died after a savage beating by her mother’s ex-boyfriend left the 20 month old ‘pale, floppy and lifeless’.

But her mother, 25, who can’t be named for legal reasons, left the child for four hours until she was cold and dead before calling an ambulance, Newcastle District Court was told.

The court heard the mother admitted she’d never seen injuries like it on a child and the girl’s body and room were splattered with blood, reported the Daily Telegraph. 

On Wednesday, the mother – who the court was told showed ‘no remorse’ – was jailed for five years, but could be eligible for parole in December 2023. 

Timothy Andrew Whiteley (pictured) was jailed for 35 years for the murder in March, with a minimum jail term of 24 years before he can apply for parole

Timothy Andrew Whiteley (pictured) was jailed for 35 years for the murder in March, with a minimum jail term of 24 years before he can apply for parole

Whiteley was jailed for 35 years for the murder in March, with a minimum jail term of 24 years before he can apply for parole.

The mother was found guilty of manslaughter after the court was told the child could have survived if the call to emergency services had been made earlier.

Sentencing the woman, Judge Tim Gartelmann said the mother had never taken any blame for her daughter’s death.

The mother (pictured centre with her face obscured for legal reasons) was found guilty of manslaughter and jailed for five years after the court was told the child could have survived if the call to emergency services had been made earlier

The mother (pictured centre with her face obscured for legal reasons) was found guilty of manslaughter and jailed for five years after the court was told the child could have survived if the call to emergency services had been made earlier

‘[The mother] acknowledged consequences of the offence but she has never accepted responsibility for it,’ he said.  ‘She did not accept she was accountable.  

‘As a mother, she owed her daughter a duty of care. As a toddler, the deceased was utterly dependent on her. She was more vulnerable because of her very young age.

‘She was in a home where she should have been safe and secure.’

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