Linden mother who ingested poison after feeding children same dies

Twenty-year-old Temecia Sampson of Phase 1B, Wisroc Squatting Area, who reportedly fed her eight-year-old daughter and six-month-old son a poisonous substance before ingesting same, has died.
This was confirmed by Regional Commander Hugh Winter, who said the woman died on Saturday evening at the Linden Hospital Complex while receiving medical attention.

Dead: Temecia Sampson

Both her children remain hospitalised, however, her six-month-old son was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) since his condition continues to deteriorate.
On Thursday last, Sampson and her children were rushed to the hospital after consuming the poisonous substance.
The three were immediately admitted with the mother’s condition being listed as critical. It was reported that the woman showed no sign of improvement and never regained consciousness.
In April 2018, 25-year-old Hofoswana Awena Rutherford killed her two children by poisoning them with carbon tablets
The woman was subsequently sentenced by Justice Navindra Singh to 98 years’ imprisonment on two counts of manslaughter.
On the first count, the killing of four-year-old Hodascia Cadogan, Rutherford was sentenced to 45 years’ jail; while on the second count, the killing of one-year-old Jabari Cadogan, she was ordered to serve 53 years’ jail time.
Rutherford had collapsed on the floor when the 12-member jury unanimously found her guilty on both counts on March 15, 2018.
The jury believed the State’s evidence that the mother had given each of her children half of a tablet of aluminium phosphide (rat poison) on March 27, 2014, at Supply Branch Road, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara.