Woman charged with the murder of Santina Cawley (2)

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A pregnant woman has appeared in court in Cork, charged with the murder of two-year-old Santina Cawley last month.

35-year-old Karen Harrington appeared in court on Wednesday, charged in relation to the death of the child, who was found with serious injuries on July 5th.

Det. Garda Cormac Crotty gave evidence of the arrest of Ms. Harrington, stating that upon her arrest she said: “I don’t understand why I am getting charged. I didn’t murder no one.”

Ms. Harrington is four and a half months pregnant and a judge ruled that she receive the necessary medical attention.

-Daniel Potter