South Africa 4.7.2014 06:39 am

Bail verdict for ‘House of Horrors’ mother

FILE PICUTRE: The wife of the man dubbed the 'Springs Monster' stands in the dock at the Springs Magistrate's Court yesterday.  The woman is facing charges similar to her husband.  Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

FILE PICUTRE: The wife of the man dubbed the 'Springs Monster' stands in the dock at the Springs Magistrate's Court yesterday. The woman is facing charges similar to her husband. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

An East Rand woman charged with child abuse, attempted murder, assault, and defeating the ends of justice will learn today whether she will be granted bail.

The 36-year-old mother of five was scheduled to appear before the Springs Magistrate’s Court.

In her bail application, her lawyer Isabella van Eck said her client could not read or write and was subjected to filthy living conditions.

Van Eck said her client was beaten by her husband.

The woman, who cannot be named to protect the identity of her children, had initially claimed her husband raped her.

Van Eck said the woman now denied this and said she was intimidated by police.

She was arrested last week, a month after her husband was held for child abuse, assault and attempted murder.

– Sapa

 

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