A family dentist has quit the family practice after a series of high-profile incidents including the death of a 10-year-old boy.
Key points:The boy died in November 2016 from a suspected toxic shock, with his mother allegedly having injected him with a poisonThe coroner’s report has been delayed and the family has been placed in an out-of-court care packageDr Andrew Wilson, from the Royal Melbourne Hospital, says the boy’s death has been devastatingThe boy’s mother, Tanya Wilson, pleaded guilty to the poisoning and admitted poisoning him in November last year.
She has been given a life sentence with no parole option for a minimum of 15 years.
The boy was at the family’s home in Oakwood Park, north of Melbourne, when a “small, dark” man came into the house and began to inject him with the poison.
“I was in shock,” he told the ABC’s 7.30 program.
“He came into my room, I couldn’t even tell him I was there.”
My son was just lying there in his bedroom.
He was bleeding.
I didn’t know what was happening.
“The boy fell unconscious, was rushed to hospital but died of the poison two days later.
Tanya Wilson pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to two counts of manslaughter.”
There was a huge amount of pain and suffering for the family, it was devastating,” she told the court.”
The family was devastated.
We had no money, our house was not insured.”‘
We are a family’The family’s lawyer, Andrew Tuck, told the Today program it was a “terrible and tragic tragedy”.”
I think it’s a terrible thing for the boy to go through, it’s horrible for the mother to go, and I think the whole family is devastated,” he said.
The coroner concluded that there was no evidence to suggest the poisoning was accidental.
The family now has an out of court care package.
Dr Wilson said it was important for the public to know that there is no evidence that Tanya had a history of mental health issues.”
We’re all a family here, we are a very loving family,” he explained.”
It’s very difficult to lose a loved one, but to lose someone you love and care for, that’s devastating.
“People need to understand that we are all in this together, we all care for each other and we all feel pain and we need help.”
The court heard Tanya was also charged with two counts each of criminal negligence causing death and manslaughter.
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