Boy, 9, allegedly whipped by mum
A JURY is deliberating whether a mum whipped her nine-year-old son five times with a rubber cord leaving bruises.
The jury of eight women and five men began deliberations yesterday afternoon after a two-day trial in the Southport District Court.
The 32-year-old mum, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has pleaded not guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm.
During the trial the court was played a video recording of the boy showing his father what had happened.
He mimed how he was curled up in a ball when his mum allegedly whipped him five times.
The court has been told the boy's parents had recently split and were in the midst of a custody battle at the time of the alleged whipping.
The jury will continue their deliberations today.