Warn­ings ig­nored be­fore mum killed son

Sunday Herald Sun - - News - EX­CLU­SIVE RE­BEKAH CAVANAGH

THE heart­bro­ken grand­mother of a boy killed by his mother says he would still be alive if au­thor­i­ties hadn’t ig­nored re­peated calls for help.

Dev­as­tated grandma Robyn Con­nor says the light from her life is gone af­ter her men­tally ill daugh­ter drowned her five-year-old grand­son Eli and tried to kill his older brother Ryan, 9, in the Mur­ray River last year.

She said de­spite re­peated calls for help and telling alert­ing au­thor­i­ties to warn­ing signs she was al­ways fobbed off.

“This should never have hap­pened.

“I feel so let down by au­thor­i­ties,” she said.

The mum, Brit­tany Lu­cas, 28, was last week found not guilty on the ground of men­tal illness of her son’s mur­der and on an at­tempted mur­der charge for her other son.

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