Mother faces charges in connection with death of three-year-old girl in Dublin
The mother of tragic toddler Zoe Cannon is due to appear in court today in connection with her daughter's death.
The three-year-old died on Tuesday after she was allegedly assaulted at the weekend.
On Wednesday, a neighbour said that the lives of a family who are mourning the girl's are âdestroyedâ after the death of the infant.
The child, from Aubrey Grove, Quinnâs Road, Shankill, Co Dublin, was taken to Crumlin Childrenâs Hospital on Saturday evening after an incident at a house in the Shankill area.
Zoe was put into a medically-induced coma a short time after she arrived at hospital as medics assessed her condition which remained critical for a number of days.
But on Wednesday, gardai confirmed that the little girlâs life support had been sw itched off on Tuesday and she had been pronounced dead.
Speaking about the grief for the family, a local woman said: âThey were very quiet, I didnât even know there was a new baby. Theyâve been living here about eight years.
"Iâd see them walking up and down with the buggy. If you said hello you might get a hello back. They were very quiet and kept to themselves.â
A woman was charged with Section Four assault on Sunday at Bray District Court in relation to the incident.
The 42-year-old was remanded in custody until Thursday when she will appear at Bray District Court at 10.30am.
Medical treatment has been ordered for the accused.
Asked if she saw little Zoe often the woman said: âJust the mother bringing her up and down in the buggy. I didnât even know sheâd had another baby. Theyâre together about eight years.
âI didnât see the m that often. Their lives are destroyed now, totally destroyed.â
It is understood Zoeâs mum and dad Emer Cannon and dad William Whitford had been living in the Aubrey Grove area for about eight years and they have one other child -a one year -old baby named Max.
Describing the couple and their family another neighbour said: âThey really are a lovely couple. She was a very caring mother, she really was. And they are a nice couple. Itâs just very sad.â
Asked about support for the family, she added: âOh very much so [they will need it]. Emerâs sister adored the children. Look, itâs tragic.âSource: Google News