Mother guilty of assault CLEARED of the attempted murder

The Queensland mother has escaped jail time despite being convicted of assault She was convicted her of assaulting her four-month-old baby daughter Sarah The stay-at-home mum was found not guilty of two counts of attempted murder Her assault charge was for deliberately cutting off the infant's air supply in 2010

By Australian Associated Press

Published: 09:12 BST, 2 August 2017 | Updated: 09:12 BST, 2 August 2017

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A Queensland stay-at-home mother has escaped immediate jail time after being convicted of assaulting her baby daughter, despite a judge describing the act as 'an attack on a defenceless victim'.

A Brisbane Supreme Court jury on Wednesday found Ashleigh Meagan Watterson not guilty of two counts of attempted murder, as well as an alternative charge of grievous bodily harm, but convicted her of assaulting four-month-old Sarah.

Justice Martin Burns sentenced her to two years' imprisonment, wholly

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