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Grandma Of Four Month Old To Undergo Assessment

A Brisbane grandmother who allegedly attacked her infant grandson with a cleaver and slashed his face is to undergo mental health assessments.

The 64-year-old, who can't be named, appeared at the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Wednesday charged with attempted murder.

She is accused of trying to kill the four-month-old boy while he was in his cot at a home at The Gap.

Her matter was adjourned so she could be sent for mental health checks.

The child remains in intensive care in a Brisbane hospital, in a serious but stable condition.

He had been visiting from Sydney with his mother at the time of the alleged attack, which police described as the "worst-case scenario" for distressed attending officers and paramedics.

The woman will not be required to appear when her matter returns to court next Wednesday after she has been assessed by mental health experts.


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