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Chilling words boy spoke after ‘his ice-addicted mother tried to drown him and his younger brother’

A young boy who was mauled by a pitbull after his ice-addicted mother allegedly killed his brother and tried to drown him in a river told rescuers he was ‘the only survivor.’ 

A 28-year-old woman allegedly drowned her five-year-old and tried to kill her eight-year-old son in the Murray River near Moama in southern New South Wales in March 2017, a court heard.

The woman – who cannot be named – has pleaded not guilty to murder and attempt to drown a person with intent to murder due to mental health reasons, the Daily Telegraph reported.

A young boy who was mauled by a pitbull after his ice-addicted mother allegedly tried to drown him and his younger brother’s first words to rescuers were ‘I think I’m the only survivor’

A 28-year-old woman (pictured) allegedly drowned her five-year-old and tried to kill her eight-year-old son in the Murray River near Moama in southern New South Wales in March 2017, court told

A 28-year-old woman (pictured) allegedly drowned her five-year-old and tried to kill her eight-year-old son in the Murray River near Moama in southern New South Wales in March 2017, court told

The woman - who cannot be named - has pleaded not guilty to murder and attempt to drown a person with intent to murder due to mental health reasons

The woman – who cannot be named – has pleaded not guilty to murder and attempt to drown a person with intent to murder due to mental health reasons

Crown prosecutor Max Pincott said a member of the public found the woman wet, bleeding and crying near the river, the NSW Supreme Court at Wagga Wagga heard.

‘I drowned my babies,’ the woman allegedly said.

Defence lawyer Eric Wilson told the court that the woman was suffering from delusional fear, and believed she would be raped, tortured and killed by her ex-partner.

She was trying to protect her children from witnessing the attack or being targeted themselves, the court heard. 

Justice Richard Button said the woman’s logic was ‘thoroughly bizarre’.

The older brother, who had to undergo surgery multiple times as a result of the dog attack, allegedly told police: ‘My mum told me to put my head in and she dunked me’.

Crown prosecutor Max Pincott said a member of the public found the woman wet, bleeding and crying near the river, the NSW Supreme Court at Wagga Wagga heard

Crown prosecutor Max Pincott said a member of the public found the woman wet, bleeding and crying near the river, the NSW Supreme Court at Wagga Wagga heard

Defence lawyer Eric Wilson said the woman was suffering from delusional fear, and believed she would be raped, tortured and killed by her ex-partner

Defence lawyer Eric Wilson said the woman was suffering from delusional fear, and believed she would be raped, tortured and killed by her ex-partner

‘I started to suffocate because she was hopping on me and then I got out and mum dunked my brother and the dog started biting me,’ the boy allegedly said.

When first responders arrived at the horrific scene in 2017, the court heard the eight-year-old told them: ‘I think I’m the only survivor’.

The boy’s mother cried in court with her face in her hands during the trial.

She had been released from prison after spending a year behind bars for drug offences and had smoked methamphetamine just two weeks before she allegedly tried to kill both of her children, the defence argued.

No drugs or alcohol were found in her system after she was arrested. according to Mr Wilson. 

He said the woman had a family history of schizophrenia and had suffered abuse herself as a child.

She had been released from prison after spending a year behind bars for drug offences and had smoked methamphetamine just two weeks before she allegedly tried to kill both of her children

She had been released from prison after spending a year behind bars for drug offences and had smoked methamphetamine just two weeks before she allegedly tried to kill both of her children

The court was told that an apprehended violence order had been taken out against the mother on behalf of the boys’ grandmother at the time of the drowning.

Days before, the mother was seen stealing from shops and screaming ‘you stupid sl**’ and ‘I’m going to kill him’ to herself, the court heard.

On the day of the attack, the woman allegedly called her children’s grandmother and told her ‘you won’t see us anymore’.

The trial continues. 

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