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Hong Kong mum jailed for 2½ years for scalding children with hot water

A 37-year-old mother has been jailed in Hong Kong for 2½ years for scalding her children with hot water three times in as many days last year.In sentencing the woman at the District Court on Tuesday, Judge Katherine Lo Kit-yee dismissed her claim that she was mentally incapacitated when she attacked her children.Instead, she found the defendant “a stubborn lady with limited insight into her own problems”, as the woman had blamed the act on financial and marital woes.Lo also warned the mother…A 37-year-old mother has been jailed in Hong Kong for 2½ years for scalding her children with hot water three times in as many days last year.In sentencing the woman at the District Court on Tuesday, Judge Katherine Lo Kit-yee dismissed her claim that she was mentally incapacitated when she attacked her children.Instead, she found the defendant “a stubborn lady with limited insight into her own problems”, as the woman had blamed the act on financial and marital woes.Lo also warned the mother…Read MoreSouth China Morning Post