'Child-starving' mom to be charged Tues.

Police believe mother starved her 3-yr-old over period of 2 years; woman maintains boy refused to eat.

August 3, 2009 19:29
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The haredi woman who is suspected of starving her three-year-old child over a period of two years, and whose internment sparked riots in Jerusalem which last nearly a week, will be charged on Tuesday, state prosecutors announced on Monday. The mother, who underwent a psychiatric evaluation last week which found her fit for trial, will be served an indictment at the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court. Since her arrest, the mother has consistently refused to cooperate with investigators, and has been erratic in appearing for both court hearings and psychiatric evaluations. Her son, who weighed just 7 kilograms when he was admitted to Hadassha Ein Kerem Hospital at the end of June, was discharged last Friday to the care of relatives. He had gained at least 3 kilograms back while he was hospitalized. At the end of June, members of the extreme religious sect Toldot Aharon to which the mother and her family belong, rioted throughout religious neighborhoods in the capital in protest of the arrest of the mother. Only after police released the woman to house arrest did the violence subside. Throughout the saga, the mother has maintained her innocence, and has insisted that her child suffers from multiple illnesses which have caused him to eat improperly.

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