Judge on mother of murdered baby: "I just can't jail her"

THE mother of a baby murdered in Western Australia's north has been given a suspended prison sentence for assaulting police the night her son was taken, with the magistrate saying "I just can't jail her".

In March 2013 Tamica Anne Mullaley's 10-month-old son Charlie was taken, tortured and killed by her then-partner Mervyn Bell.

Prior to taking baby Charlie, he assaulted Mullaley, breaking her collar bone, ribs and damaging her spleen and kidney.

Bell was serving a life sentence for the murder, and five years for the assault of Mullaley until he killed himself in his prison cell in September.

Police laid charges relating to the night they were called to assist Mullaley after she had been assaulted.

Read more at ABC News Online



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