Friday, September 12, 2008

Naomi Hill: Death by Embarrassment

Via ICAD: A Chester (England) woman has drowned her four-year-old daughter because she was "embarrassed' by her disablity, the Sun newspaper reports. The trial of advertising salesperson Joanne Hill, 32, for the murder of her daughter, Naomi, is currently underway in Chester Crown Court. Mrs Hill denies she murdered Naomi but admits to manslaughter. Naomi had mild cerebral palsy and wore bracers; she also had a hearing impairment.

See also:

Disability behind girl's death
Mother drowned disabled baby because she was embarrassed, court hears