A 28-year-old mother of a 14-month-old boy has been charged with his murder and locked up in a secure psychiatric unit over fears for her mental state.
Sara Jade McCullock is accused of killing her son Jason inside their Balclutha Crescent home at Madora Bay, south of Perth, sometime between Tuesday and Wednesday.
McCullock, dressed in a sweatshirt and tracksuit pants, appeared in silence at Perth Magistrates Court where it was revealed she had undergone a psychiatric assessment at Rockingham Hospital, reported The West Australian.
She appeared emotionless in court when magistrate Michelle Pontifex told her she had been charged with murder and asked if she understood.
Her lawyer Joanne Oliver told the court her concerns for her client’s mental health had been confirmed by the…
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