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Woman jailed 1 year and 1 week for ill-treating young nephews

Published on Jan 4, 2013 5:45 PM

A woman who ill-treated her two young nephews by tying them up in the kitchen was sentenced to a year and week's jail on Friday for ill-treating them.

The 48-year-old, who cannot be named, pleaded guilty last year to two charges of ill-treating the boys, aged seven and five, at her Teck Whye flat from July 1 to 3 in 2011.

She had also used a wooden back scratcher to cane the younger boy's back, calf and buttocks.On July 3, 2011 the younger boy was motionless and an hour later pronounced dead. He died from natural causes.

The court heard that she had been giving food to them and asked a male friend living in the flat to feed them while she was at work. She had been taking care of the two boys since March 17, 2011 after their parents had been arrested and remanded for investigation by the Central Narcotics Bureau.

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