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IrelandCork baby Santina Cawley's mother demands justice for daughter in emotional radio interview

21:55  16 july  2019
21:55  16 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

Woman arrested as gardai probe murder of baby girl Santina Cawley in Cork

Woman arrested as gardai probe murder of baby girl Santina Cawley in Cork Woman arrested as gardai probe murder of baby girl Santina Cawley in Cork . Detectives arrested a woman, in her 30s, at an address in Cork city today at around noon. She is being held at Gurranabraher Garda Station for questioning and can be detained for up to 24 hours. Tragic Santina Cawley, two, died in Cork city during the early hours of Friday morning, July 5. She was found in a critical condition at an apartment in the Elderwood complex on Boreenmanna Road on the south side of Cork city.

Cork baby Santina Cawley's mother demands justice for daughter in emotional radio interview © Provision Two year old Santina Cawley who was killed in an apartment in Cork on Friday morning Pic from Provision In an emotional radio interview, Cork baby Santina Cawley's mother has again pleaded for her daughter's killer to come forward.

Bridget O'Donoghue explained how she had been making plans for Santina's schooling and future life before the two-year-old was tragically murdered almost two weeks ago, Cork Beo reports.

Santina was found with serious injuries at an apartment on the Boreenmanna Road in Cork on July 5 and was rushed to hospital, but was pronounced dead four hours later at Cork University Hospital.

Woman arrested by gardai over Cork murder of baby girl Santina Cawley released

Woman arrested by gardai over Cork murder of baby girl Santina Cawley released Woman arrested by gardai over Cork murder of baby girl Santina Cawley released

"All I want now is justice for her to rest because I know she's not resting," Bridget said on the Neil Prendeville Show on Red FM on Tuesday morning.

"And I really want to know why they did it to my baby and what they did to her. The way I saw my baby, it was like a football. She was like a football to them and they kicked her to death, whoever did this to her."

Cork baby Santina Cawley's mother demands justice for daughter in emotional radio interview © Neil Prendeville Show, Cork's Red FM Santina Cawley's mother Bridget O'Donoghue

A woman in her 30s was arrested last Monday in connection with the ongoing murder investigation but she was released without charge the next day.

Santina was laid to rest at St Catherine's Cemetery, Kilcully last Friday and Gardai continue to appeal for anyone with any information to come forward and contact the incident room at Anglesea Street.

Neighbours leave flowers for tragic Santina Cawley, 2, as woman held in connection with her murder

Neighbours leave flowers for tragic Santina Cawley, 2, as woman held in connection with her murder It is believed Santina suffered several bone fractures and a traumatic head injury . A large amount of blood was also present at the scene. Following the completion of a postmortem by Deputy State Path-ologist Dr Margot Bolster on Saturday, gardai launched a murder investigation. © Provided by Reach Publishing Services Limited Scene at the Elderwood Apartment Complex in Cork this afternoon (July 8th, 2019) as a woman in her 30s is arrested over the murder of two year old Santina Cawley. Details of the examination are not being released for operational reasons.

Santina had already passed away when her mum, Bridget, arrived at the private room in CUH, but Bridget wanted to hold her youngest child one last time and it was then that the gruesome injuries became clear to the distraught mother.

"They asked me if I wanted to hold her. Of course I wanted to hold my baby," Bridget said.

"So when I grabbed her and held her, I could feel all the bruises and damage and dents in the back of her head. All the bruises on her nose and cuts on her body.

Cork baby Santina Cawley's mother demands justice for daughter in emotional radio interview © Provided by Reach Publishing Services Limited First photo of tragic tot Santina Cauley, 2, who died after 'incident' in apartment in Cork

"The blanket fell off her leg and there were bruises all over her body. She was beaten to death, every part of her.

"Her eyes were open and I said 'Santina, mommy's here. Wake up! I'm sorry I was not there for you. It's not my fault.' My heart's just broken."

Bridget, who intends to seek counselling to help her through this heartbreaking ordeal, has pleaded for the person or people responsible for killing Santina to come forward and confess to this horrific crime.

Almost €10,000 raised to help pay for funeral of tragic tot Santina Cawley

Almost €10,000 raised to help pay for funeral of tragic tot Santina Cawley A radio station in Cork has helped start a fundraiser to assist the family with funeral costs .The GoFundMe was set up by the Neil Prendeville show on Cork’s RedFM after a friend of the family appealed to them. The fundraiser hit its target of €8,000 in less than a day with donations still pouring in last night. Speaking on the show yesterday family friend Mary said: “The woman [Santina’s mam] is in shock and so are her other children.

"I cannot understand how some animal or monster could kill a baby," Bridget said.

Bridget was at the removal and funeral for Santina late last week, along with the child's father, Mike Cawley, and she picked out the coffin and flowers for her daughter after over €11,000 was raised as part of a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for her funeral.

"I go up to her grave every day," Bridget said. "I'm bringing up strawberries to her later on because that's the last thing she was eating. My mam bought her strawberries.

"I feel so close to her because she was my angel. All my kids are my angels but she was the baby."

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Santina died after being found with serious injuries on 5 July.

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