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Swedish teen poisoned mum with mushrooms

TT/Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 2 Dec 2010, 09:36

Published: 02 Dec 2010 09:36 GMT+01:00

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The actions of the girl, who was 17 at the time, came to light after her mum approached the healthcare authorities with a series of symptoms, including dizziness, tiredness and unease, according to local media.

Doctors were initially baffled by the woman's condition but were helped in their diagnosis after another family member came forward with information that they had seen the daughter put diverse medicines and mushrooms in her food.

The daughter has now been charged with assault with an alternative charge of causing bodily harm.

The teenager's mother has said in police interviews that following a move to a small village near Sundsvall five years before, her daughter experienced a slew of problems, the Sundsvall Tidning daily reported.

Among other things the mother told police that her daughter was often out late and came home with money she could not account for, and that naked pictures had been found on the family computer that the girl had sent to various men.

The mother felt obliged to contact the youth psychiatry services for help and it was around this time that she began to feel unwell, the newspaper reported.

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The girl has meanwhile claimed that the medicines that she put in her mother's food were in fact sleeping pills, saying that she wanted to sedate her in order to avoid continued abuse.

The court case against the 19-year-old is scheduled to commence in January.

TT/Peter Vinthagen Simpson (news@thelocal.se)

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23:53 December 2, 2010 by Rizwan Rahim
"she simply forgot her mom's 10 month effort" and 17 yrs of nurturing .....all this for a "late nite penny" what a shame on her..........

Judges & Jury - Maximum punishments please
23:54 December 2, 2010 by OnessOfMankind
Nice mother gives birth and cares for her baby , Baby tries to kill mom.
00:20 December 3, 2010 by flobalob
Rizwan Rahim = Judge and Jury
00:36 December 3, 2010 by Da Goat
What lovely women folk !

their natural nasty streak even comes out on their own flesh and blood. Mum didn't want a slag daughter and daughter did not like to be call such it seems!
08:34 December 3, 2010 by calebian22
I love how a 19 year old is a "girl," when violence is the case.
19:48 December 4, 2010 by Coalbanks
Burn Her! She's the unnatural spawn of Satan! Or maybe she is sick and needs/would possibly benefit from humane treatment?
22:01 December 5, 2010 by adigunbabatunde@yahoo.com

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