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Pregnant woman charged with murder of girl, 2, appears in court in animal ears – Mirror.co.uk

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A pregnant woman charged with the murder of a two-year-old girl has appeared in court.

Karen Harrington, 35, is charged with the murder of Santina Cawley who died in Cork city, Ireland, on July 5.

Detective Garda Crotty said that at 7.56am yesterday, Harrington was arrested at a property in Cork.

The court heard Ms Harrington replied to the Garda: “I don’t understand why I am getting charged. I didn’t murder no one.”

Paula McCarthy, from Eddie Burke solicitors, who was representing Ms Harrington, asked that her client receive the necessary medical assistance in custody as she is four and a half months pregnant.

Two year old Santina Cawley died in july of this year in Cork

Harrington was wearing an outfit with animal ears to court

Judge Mary Dorgan directed that Ms Harrington be given medical assistance whilst in custody, reports the Irish Mirror.

Free legal aid was granted in the case after a statement of means was handed in to Judge Dorgan.

An application for bail will be made at the High Court at a later date.

Ms Harrington, who was dressed in a grey fleecy top with animal ears and a light coloured pants, did not speak during the short hearing.

Santina’s parents Bridget O’Donoghue and Michael Cawley were present for the short hearing.

Michael Cawley, father of Santina, at Cork Court

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Karen Harrington, with an address at Elderwood Park, Boreenmanna Road, Cork was remanded in custody until her next court appearance on August 26.

Santina Cawley was found with critical injuries at the Elderwood flat complex in Boreenmanna Road in Cork city on July 5.

She was rushed by ambulance to Cork University Hospital (CUH) where she died a few hours later.

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