: A new low? Mother convicted of overdosing own child with cocaine..

Jun 7th, 2010, 09:50 PM

I'm not sure whether or not 8 years is sufficient.

Who does this?

Identity revealed of cocaine-overdosed child - thestar.com (http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/crime/article/820316--identity-revealed-of-cocaine-overdosed-child?bn=1).

At the behest of a father, a judge has lifted a publication ban on the identity of a boy nearly killed by a cocaine overdose given to him by his mother.


Malique Broomfield Fitz-Charles, now 7, can be named.

The boy has ongoing learning and health problems from the overdose and faces possible permanent brain damage, blindness, seizures and behavioural problems.

The lifting of the publication ban, imposed by Dunnet last year, means that the name of his mother can also be revealed: Tamara Broomfield, 26.

In April 2009, Dunnet convicted the Scarborough woman of assault causing bodily harm, aggravated assault endangering life, failing to provide the necessities of life and administering a noxious substance with the intent to endanger life.

The judge found that she gave Malique cocaine over a 14-month period in 2004 and 2005, when he was a toddler.

Jun 7th, 2010, 10:42 PM
A very sad state of affairs indeed.