July 17, 2024

UPDATE: Pregnant woman charged with murder of two-year-old girl

A PREGNANT woman was this morning charged with the murder of a two-year-old child earlier this year.

Karen Harrington (35) appeared before Judge Mary Dorgan at Cork District Court this morning and was charged with the murder of the two-year-old Santina Cawley, who died after being found with critical injuries at a flat complex in Cork on July 5 last.

The tragic toddler died from multiple injuries received including a severe traumatic brain injury.  She was rushed to Cork University Hospital but lost her fight for life.

Arresting officer Det Garda Cormac Crotty said Harrington, who is pregnant, was arrested at 7.56am today and charged. She has an address at Elderwood Park, Boreenamanna Road, Cork, which is the same address as where the tragic incident occurred.

Judge Dorgan remanded Harrington is custody to appear again before Cork District Court on August 26 next.




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