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Mom in court for suffocating 7-year-old son

Megan Prins‚ 34‚ was arrested at a guesthouse in the plush Umhlanga suburb last week after allegedly drugging and suffocating her son‚ Sloan‚ in one of the suites.

A Morningside‚ Durban‚ woman accused of smothering her 7-year-old son to death sobbed as she stood in the dock at the Durban Magistrate’s court on Thursday.

Megan Prins

Prins cut a morose figure‚ weeping and downcast. She had bandages on her wrists and neck‚ covering wounds from a self-inflicted attempt on her life.

Prosecutor Vaneshree Moodley told the court that Prins had been seen by the district surgeon‚ who determined that she undergo a further psychiatric evaluation at the Fort Napier Hospital in Pietermaritzburg.

She said that the murder of the child had been premeditated‚ and that the state would oppose the mother’s release on bail. Prins was remanded in custody while the state facilitated a bed for her evaluation at Fort Napier.

Source: Times Live