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A young Australian mother tried to kill her infant son by hanging him by a dog leash from a backyard clothesline at her southeast Queensland home.
Brisbane Supreme Court heard the Hervey Bay mum, who was then 18, tried to kill her 14 month old son as part of her failed murder-suicide bid.
In the early hours of August 14, 2019 the woman gathered her sleeping child, before trying to kill him and then planned to take her own life.
But she suddenly changed her mind when she saw her son struggling to breathe as he hung by the leash.
The woman woke up her neighbours with 'blood curdling screams', shouting 'save my baby' and 'someone please help my baby'.
After calling triple zero, a neighbour jumped the fence and grabbed the baby who had been suspended for about 30 seconds.
A young Australian mother tried to kill her infant son by hanging him by a dog leash from a