Woman charged with torture after child found dead in Cairns house
- by: By Kate
Higgins and wires
- From: The
- November 29, 2011
- Woman, 27, man, 22 charged over girl’s death
- Girl’s body was found at a Cairn’s property
- Toddler dies after washing machine
8-year-old about 9.30pm last night.For more updates as the story develops visit The Cairns
Post.A woman was questioned and this morning charged with two counts of assault
occasioning bodily harm while armed and one count of torture.
A 22-year-old man has also been charged over the death after further police
investigations into the girls’ death.
He has been charged with one count of cruelty to a child under 16 years and
will face the Cairns Magistrates Court on December 15.
Resident Desley Holt was shocked by the incident, the ABC reported.
“Absolutely devastated – I’ve got grandkids that age,” she said.
Police investigations are continuing.
Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations
are asked to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333
000 or crimestoppers.com.au.