Hunter mother to face trial accused of injecting daughter with urine

Newcastle courthouse.
Newcastle courthouse.

A HUNTER mother accused of injecting her nine-year-old daughter with urine while she was in hospital has pleaded not guilty to three fresh charges.

The woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was arraigned in Newcastle District Court on Thursday and pleaded not guilty to three counts of administering a noxious thing with intent to endanger life. 

The charges relate to alleged incidents at John Hunter Hospital between December, 2013, and January, 2014, and between March and May, 2014, and at Westmead Children’s Hospital during March, 2015. 

The woman will face an estimated four-week trial, which will centre around complex medical evidence, in February next year.  

The young girl had a complicated medical history and was admitted to John Hunter Children’s Hospital and Westmead Children’s Hospital dozens of times between 2008 and 2015 for illnesses including renal failure and bloodstream infections.

The woman, a mummy blogger who wrote about her daughter’s illness, denies ever making the child sick.