Singapore woman jailed 18 months for spiking children's milk with sleeping pills

A Singapore woman was sentenced to 18 months in prison for spiking her children's milk with potentially lethal doses of sleeping pills, a newspaper reported Friday.

The judge said the 32-year-old housewife who was not named to protect the identities of her three sons was still a threat to the children, according to The Straits Times.

It said the woman had drugged the children after an argument with her husband.

The woman, who suffers from borderline personality disorder, was under the influence of Dormicum sleeping tablets at the time of her offenses on July 21, the newspaper said, citing information from the court hearing Thursday.

Court officials said they could not immediately comment on the report.

Investigations showed that the woman had crushed four Dormicum tablets and added them to the milk given to her baby, the report said.

It said that two other charges of trying to give drug-laced milk to her sons, ages 4 and 5, were also considered, but that details of those charges were not revealed, reports AP.

Community Court Judge Bala Reddy ordered that the woman undergo psychological treatment in prison.

She could have been jailed for up to 10 years and fined.

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