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Kaija Millar left her son Easton in the car in front of The Brook Hotel in Point Cook in January 2020 and pleaded guilty to negligently causing serious injury in Victoria County Court on Wednesday.
During a pre-sentencing hearing, it was revealed that the 34-year-old woman told police and paramedics a series of lies about what happened to her son after the incident.
An evil mother who left her son in a hot car for five hours while playing in the pub then lied to police and paramedics while trying to cover up her crime.
In the latest betrayal of trust, 34-year-old Kaija Millar pleaded guilty in Victoria County Court Wednesday to negligence causing serious injury to her 14-month-old baby, Easton.
The court heard that temperatures outside had reached 37.5 ° C in Point Cook, west Melbourne, while Millar played bingo and slots inside the Brook Hotel.
The dead mother had rolled up all the windows and left the air conditioning off while wasting what little money the young family had inside.
For five long hours, baby Easton sat helplessly tied up inside the simmering car before she decided to monitor her well-being.
The court heard that Easton’s internal temperature had soared to 40 ° C, causing her fragile body to suffer kidney failure, disrupting her liver, leaving him blind and severely damaging her brain.
Her body had turned a shade of ‘grayish blue’ when Millar pleaded with witnesses not to tell her husband what she had done.
She told an emergency operator that Easton was simply suffering from smoke inhalation, from nearby wildfires.
When the confused paramedics arrived, the desperate mother continued to cover up his evil behavior.
She told emergency workers that all the windows had been rolled down and that she had been checking on her baby regularly.
“I don’t want to go to jail,” she squealed herself.
CCTV footage captured from the scene would later expose her cruel lies.
Millar continued to feed the police misinformation, telling them that she had left the car’s air conditioning on, that it was in the shade, and that she had checked it.
Neill Hutton said Millar had been routinely attending the slot machine
Crown prosecutor Neill Hutton said Millar had been routinely attending the slot machine in the weeks leading up to his tragic crime.
Millar had been unable to pay for her way, leaving her husband to take care of the couple’s bills.
By then, Millar had already been exposed as a lying cheater, who had narrowly escaped conviction for stealing a man’s wallet while working as an Uber driver.
But she had scored a lot on slots only a few months before and she had been anxious to know if lightning would strike twice.
Instead, her son will now live with permanent injuries that will affect everything from his speech to his ability to move, see and eat.
The court heard that Easton’s brain injuries had left him in need of lifelong care, but even then, Millar’s cruel act had shortened his expected time on Earth.
While Easton’s injuries and his impact on his family will live forever, Millar faces five years in jail at best.
She won’t come close to that maximum sentence.
Her attorney, Michael Allen, explained to Judge Felicity Hampel all the good reasons Millar had for her despicable actions.
She had been bullied at school, she was cognitively impaired and had been “completely overwhelmed by the demands of motherhood.”
Her husband was allegedly ‘controlling and critical’ and she sought the company of the elders team at the slot machine site, even though she never interacted with them.
Allen claimed that the doctors had judged her client to have extremely low intelligence.
Appearing in court via video link, Millar appeared to cry as a summary of his shocking offense was read aloud in virtual court.
The disability pensioner has not yet spent a single day behind bars for the crime.
Allen said that Millar had been deeply sorry for his actions and accepted that it was all his fault.
I did not do this deliberately. I didn’t do this to hurt my son, ‘Millar told police.
Millar argued that his client’s moral guilt for the crime should be reduced due to his mental problems.
Judge Hampel said Millar knew what he was doing was wrong when he left his baby alone.
At an earlier hearing on the matter, the Melbourne Magistrates Court was told that Millar was still separated from the father of the baby Easton, Steve.
At the time, Millar said Easton had only a 50 percent chance of survival.
Millar’s face had gone viral upon being discovered as Easton’s mother at the time of the incident and was shared around the world.
Speaking to the Herald Sun newspaper in January, Millar said he was “heartbroken and devastated.”
“It’s still a touch and go right now, it’s 50-50 if it will rebound,” he said.
“ He has shown me some signs, when I talk to him you can see his mouth trying to move. ”
He said his parents and his two brothers had been accompanying him to the hospital every day while he held a vigil by the young man’s bedside.
Millar said he had separated from the boy’s mother as she prepared to face court over the shocking allegations.
She will be sentenced later this month.
Kaija Millar Quick and Facts
- Kaija Millar, 34, left her son in a blisteringly hot car for five hours alone to die
- 14-month-old Easton was rushed to hospital in a critical condition in 2020
- Millar, from Melbourne, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to criminal negligence
- Easton had been a healthy and happy baby before his evil mum crippled him
- The child sustained massive brain damage after his little body baked for hours
- Millar lied to police and cried that she needed the child to live to spare her jail