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Community & Business

9 July, 2024

Woman on attempted murder charges

AN Evelyn woman has been charged with attempted murder after she allegedly deliberately crashed a vehicle with a man and four young children inside.


Woman on attempted murder charges - feature photo

Detectives from the Tablelands Child Protection and Investigation Unit have charged the 32-year-old woman with five counts of attempted murder and other assault offences in relation to two separate incidents on 26-27 June.

Police will allege the woman was driving a Nissan X-trail along the Kennedy Highway near Atherton in the early hours of 26 June when she deliberately travelled off the road and crashed into a sign, flipping the vehicle.

At the time, the car had five passengers, including a 43-year-old man and four children aged between three months and nine years.

It is further alleged that one of the children at the time of the incident was in the car’s boot and not properly restrained.

There were no major injuries, and the group left the scene. Police were only made aware of the abandoned vehicle hours later when a member of the public sighted it on the side of the road in daylight.

The next day, on 27 June, police were called to a property in Evelyn around 12.30pm to reports a three-month-old baby girl and a two-year-old girl sustained non-life threatening injuries.

A crime scene was established at the property, and the children were transported to Cairns Hospital for treatment.

After subsequent investigations, police will allege the woman assaulted the two children.

The woman has been charged with multiple offences, including five counts of attempted murder (domestic violence offence).

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