Bail denied to mom who tried to poison son

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Bail denied to mom who tried to poison son

Hema Mahbodh-Singh, the mother who allegedly attempted to poison her 13-year-old child last week, was denied bail when she appeared before a magistrate on Monday.

The 42-year-old New Grant woman was remanded in prison custody until next week Wednesday on three charges, including attempted murder.

The charges were read to Manbodh-Singh as she appeared virtually before Princes Town magistrate Indira Misir-Gosine.

It was alleged that last week Thursday at New Grant, Princes Town she, being a person responsible for the form one child, exposed him in a manner that was likely to cause injury to his physical and mental health. This charge was laid under the Children’s Act.

She was also charged with unlawfully and maliciously administering a poisonous substance to the child, thereby endangering his life. A third charge was read to her that she attempted to murder the child.

All three charges were laid indictably by constable Mohess. Manbodh-Singh was not called upon to plea.

The mother of four worked as a truck driver transporting materials, and thad no previous or pending matters before the courts.
The child remains warded at hospital.