Moama drowning: Mother ordered to have psychiatric assessment after allegedly attacking sons at river.

A woman charged with the murder and attempted murder of her two sons after allegedly attacking them in the Murray River, drowning one, has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric assessment.

Police were called to the scene at Moama, on the New South Wales-Victoria border, about 7:00pm last Thursday.

One young boy was rushed to hospital, and the body of the other was recovered on Saturday morning.

The matter was dealt with during a brief hearing in the Deniliquin Local Court, and the woman has now been formally charged with murder as well as attempted murder.

She was also ordered by the court to undergo a psychiatric assessment.

The woman, who is aged in 20s, did not appear in court.

The court was told she did not want to appear.


The woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, is expected to appear in court again in May.

The surviving boy remains in hospital in a stable condition.

This post originally appeared on ABC News.

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