Six years for mother who fed girl chemo drugs

UPDATE: A GOLD Coast mother who fed her healthy four-year-old daughter cancer drugs for attention has been sentenced to six years jail. 

Sarah Greenhalgh from Ten Eyewitness News reports that the 22-year-old woman could be out on parole as early as April next year.

EARLIER: A YOUNG Gold Coast mum accused of poisoning her healthy daughter with chemotherapy drugs, will be sentenced in Brisbane today.


The 22-year-old pleaded guilty last year to causing grievous bodily harm to her four-year-old daughter, after giving her doses of chemotherapy drugs over a 10 month period.

The drugs, which were purchased over the internet, made the child seriously ill and resulted in her being admitted to hospital.

Prior to her arrest, the woman would post regular updates of her daughter’s condition on social media sites and at one point even requested donations for medical expenses.

The child has since been given a clean bill of health.

The 22-year-old mum is expected to be sentenced in a Brisbane court today.

More information as it becomes available.