Joey died from horrific abuse ‘because he looked like his father’

Emily Ritchie, The Australian

Joey was just shy of three years old when he was taken into the ­custody of his mother and stepfather. Seven weeks later, he was on life support in hospital. After three days, he was dead. Yesterday in the NSW Supreme Court, Joey’s guardians were found guilty of his murder by a jury that took […]

More mothers kill their children

The main killers of children in Australia, according to the latest statistics from the Australian Institute of Criminology (2010-2012), are:   Mothers (47%, n=20) Fathers (30%, n=13) Mothers’ new male partners (19%, n=8)   The phrase “women and children” excludes the fact that many killers of children are women. By consciously ignoring this fact, Keneally, […]