Sunday 21 October 2018

Woman held in custody after daughter's death

Zoe Cannon (right) and her mother Emer Cannon
Zoe Cannon (right) and her mother Emer Cannon
Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

A woman charged with causing serious harm to her child, who has since died, has been remanded in custody for two weeks.

Emer Cannon, from Aubrey Grove, Shankill, Dublin was due to appear at Bray District Court yesterday morning having initially been charged under Section 4 of the Offences Against the Person's Act last Sunday evening.

She was not brought to court yesterday, and the prosecution made an application for the case to be adjourned to March 1.

Ms Cannon is charged with causing serious harm to her daughter Zoe (3) on Saturday last.

The toddler was treated in the intensive care unit at Our Lady's Hospital in Crumlin following the alleged incident in Aubrey Grove.

But her life support was withdrawn on Tuesday and she was pronounced dead a short time later.

Zoe's mother, who is in her 40s, made an initial appearance at a special sitting of Bray District Court on Sunday night where she was charged with assault causing harm.

Irish Independent

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