Woman injected healthy girl, 4, with insulin leaving her severely disabled

A woman has been found guilty of injecting a healthy four-year-old girl with insulin, leaving her brain damaged and severely disabled.

Chantell Graham, 33, was convicted of giving the child insulin twice in June 2016, despite the fact she was not diabetic.

She denied carrying out the ‘despicable act’ and claimed someone else must have been responsible.

But a jury at Iseworth Crown Court saw through her story and found her guilty.

Graham’s phone showed she had searched phrases including ‘can tongue biting mean seizures’ and ‘can a seizure cause brain damage?’

Investigators also found a video of the child, who cannot be named for legal reasons, suffering a seizure on a hospital bed.

Cindy Fayefunmi, from the Crown Prosecution Service, said: ‘This was a despicable act against an innocent young child who was once described as bright and articulate with no speech defects or behavioural problems.

‘She has now been left with significant long-term damage from which she may never recover.

‘I hope this conviction provides some comfort and a sense of justice to all those who love and care for the victim.’

The defendant had denied one count of administering a poison or noxious substance with intent and one count of administering a poison or noxious substance so as to endanger life and cruelty to a person under 16 years.

Graham, who has an address in Tottenham, north London, is due to be sentenced at the same court on September 6.

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