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Australian woman poisons daughter to get Facebook likes

Australian woman poisons daughter to get Facebook likes

An Australian woman was jailed Wednesday after poisoning her daughter and posting photos of her recovery to Facebook.

The 23-year-old woman pleaded guilty to "grievous bodily harm" for poisoning her (then-healthy) daughter for nine months by feeding her chemotherapy drugs and chronicling her "fight for life" on the social network. Prosecutors accused the mother of seeking attention by posting the photos.

The chemotherapy drugs caused the child, who did not have cancer, to suffer a life-threatening bone marrow failure, requiring a bone marrow transplant, AFP reports. The girl is now in the care of her grandparents, and her mother has been sentenced to six years in jail.