A mother who was suffering from a personality disorder described her two-year-old son as a "fake child" on the day she killed him by stabbing a pair of scissors into his neck, a court heard this morning.
Dublin mother told her son was a 'fake child' on day she killed him with scissors
Hazel Waters (47) of Ridge Hall, Ballybrack has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of her son Muhammad Hassan Khan between 15-16 October, 2014. The toddler was found dead in the bedroom of their home on October 16.
At a sentencing hearing this morning Detective Sergeant Joe O'Hara told prosecuting counsel Luán Ó'Braonáin SC that Ms Waters sent a text message to her other son, Jessie, on the morning she killed Hassan. The text said, "Hassan is a fake child," and added: "They are making people and children to look the same."
She had also claimed that her son and other members of her family were "clones".
Det Sgt O'Hara said the alarm was raised when Ms Waters arrived at her sister-in-law's house without Hassan and was unable to say where he was. Gardai were called and discovered the body at her home.
The sentencing hearing continues this afternoon in front of Justice Patrick McCarthy.
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