Sunday 21 January 2018

14-year-old girl 'gave boys on her street poisoned brownies'

A TEENAGE girl in Australia has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly giving poisoned brownies to two boys who live on her street.

The Australian girl, who cannot be named, allegedly laced the home-cooked brownies with a toxic cleaning product and served them to two boys, aged 12 and 13, during a visit to her home.

The boys allegedly stopped eating the brownies after noticing the odd taste and told their parents, who called the police. The boys did not eat enough to become seriously ill.

"It [the poison] was something you would find around the home," a police spokesman said. "It was reported to police after they realised what they were eating wasn't quite right."

She was charged and jailed on Saturday and granted bail in a Brisbane court on Monday.

The motive is unknown. The magistrate Deborah Vasta, did not allow journalists to attend the court hearing, saying it was not in the girl's interests.

Debbie Kilroy, the girl's lawyer, said her client was "fine" but refused to comment further.

The girl has been charged with one count each of attempted murder and administer poison with attempt to harm, and two counts of acts intended to maim. She will attend court again late next month.

By Jonathan Pearlman

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