Megan Prins, Mom who killed 7-year-old son gets bail

Physically and emotionally abused, suffering from major depression and financially ruined, 35-year-old single mother Megan Prins was “at the end of her tether” when she killed her 7-year-old son Sloan in July this year.

“There is no dispute that she caused the death of her child,” her attorney Bert Laing said during her successful bail application before Durban Magistrate Mohamed Motala on Friday.

“But what needs to be ascertained is what her mental condition was at the time.”

Prins has already been assessed by specialists at Town Hill Hospital and was found to be fit to stand trial.

But Laing said there was a probability that she would raise a “technical defence” about her state of mind during her trial.

Prins, who lived in a flat in Morningside which she once shared with Sloan’s father, booked into a bed and breakfast in Umhlanga for one night.

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