Lorien pleaded guilty for bruising the face of her 8-month-old daughter, Evie after hitting her with a spoon.
She was supposed to face a maximum of 13 years in jail but was instead given 21-month suspended sentence with a two-year good behavior bond and a $500 fine.
The District Court judge in charge of the case gave this judgment mentioning that Lorien was remorseful and that the injuries on the baby, Evie is “likely to resolve”.
According to Court documents, Lorien had called emergency services at 4 a.m. in October last year with the threat of throwing her baby off her apartment balcony.
the arrival of the police, the baby, Evie was seen with purple bruises on her face after which she was taken with the mother to the hospital.
The Court documents said the mother initially told a lie of the baby falling off a play gym but the doctor’s report said otherwise.
The doctor confirmed that the injuries seen on the face of the baby were caused by a ‘black slotted spoon’ found in the kitchen of the address. The injuries were connected to the physical assault and it was mentioned that Evie had had “at least eight separate blows to her face and body.
Judge Costello noted that the mother of the baby, Lorien had a ‘troubled adolescence’ and had bordeline personality disorder which made her admitted repeatedly at an Adelaide clinic.
The Judge said: “You are clearly remorseful for your actions.”
Shane McMahon, the father of the baby disagreed with the decision of the judge on social media; he said he has “no faith in the system.”
He wrote on Facebook: “I’d be still in jail if I did this to a child”