Mentally ill mother jailed 5 years for pushing son to his death
A 43-year-old woman was jailed five years on Friday (March 18) for killing her son by pushing him from their ninth-storey Tampines flat in September 2014.
The woman pleaded guilty to one count of culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
There is a gag order issued by the court on her and her son's names.
On Sep 13, 2014, she was alone at home with her younger son, who was suffering from autism spectrum disorder.
She suddenly felt he was the cause of her exhaustion and marital problems.
She then told him to go to the kitchen window and pushed him out.
The court heard that she was suffering from major depressive disorder at the time of the offence.
Police officers later found the woman, who was hysterical, in her flat.
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