NEWS

18 Feb 2015

John O’Higgins prosecutes mother accused of killing son by administering her prescribed morphine

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John O’Higgins is prosecuting in a case where a mother is accused of killing her son by administering her prescribed morphine to him, whilst he was drunk. The medicine was her own prescribed pain relief medicine, oramorph and she gave her son shots of the drug by squirting a syringe, containing the drug into his mouth. The 25-year-old subsequently collapsed and died after falling unconscious.

The trial continues and is expected to last one week.

For article in the Daily Telegraph click here