Judge dismisss charge against a woman who fatally shot her toddler after an argument at her home.
The judge who heard the case said she had the right to kill her child.
Read moreRead moreThe judge told the court the girl’s father was upset that she had not been in the house on Monday when the incident occurred.
She told the judge she had been in a heated argument with the girl and then began to beat her.
“It appears that your Honour did not feel that you had done anything wrong, and it appears that she was angry and abusive,” the judge said.
The case was adjourned until Tuesday for further hearing.
The judge said the girl had been suffering from seizures and she was unable to work.
The judge also heard that she would be on the autism spectrum for the rest of her life.
Ms Stokes’ barrister, Paul Walser, told the hearing the woman’s daughter had been told she was going to be placed in a foster home, where she would have to live in a group.
He said her daughter was autistic and had been diagnosed with autism by a psychologist.
“I think it’s the right thing to do for her,” he said.
He added that Ms Stokes had told her family about the case and was devastated at the judge’s decision.
“Her family has suffered tremendously and she has lost everything,” Mr Walsen said.
He said he hoped Ms Stoke would receive support from the State Government.
“The government should do everything they can to help her through this,” he added.
The court heard Ms Sticks’ ex-boyfriend was arrested and charged with the murder.