The mother of a baby left in a Sydney drain last week has been allowed to name the little boy.
News.com.au reports that the mother yesterday gave the child a “biblical name” which is associated with one of the most infamous child death cases in Australian history. For legal reasons, the name cannot be given.
Yesterday, it emerged that the 30-year-old Samoan woman hid her pregnancy from her family — with the Daily Telegraph reporting the woman broke up with a boyfriend in the early stages of her pregnancy this year and hid it from him
She yesterday appeared in Blacktown Local Court, charged with attempted murder. In court, police said the woman had admitted she put “the less than 24-hour-old baby down a 2.4m drain knowing it may kill the baby”.
News.com.au reports the court heard the woman, who lives in Quakers Hill and whose immediate family lives in Samoa, had no community ties and was a flight risk.
The baby, who remains in a stable condition at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, will remain in the care of the state.
Update: The 30-year old mother of the newborn boy found yesterday in a drain has been charged with attempted murder.
Police tracked down the woman after checking hospital records of new births.