I am totally shocked at this news report, how could a mother (or anyone) do this to their own child? She treated him like a piece of garbage - there is something not quite right with this whole situation. http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23023446-12377,00.html From correspondents in Hong Kong | January 08, 2008 A 29-year-old Hong Kong mother has been jailed for 32 months for dumping the body of her three-year-old son in the rubbish after he choked to death on a sticky dumpling. Leung Man-ki, a single mother, was sentenced in Hong Kong's district court for 32 months for preventing the burial of a corpse, according to a judiciary spokeswoman. The court heard how Leung had fed her son a glutinous chicken dumpling for breakfast last June, but it got lodged in the child's throat and caused his death. She then discarded the boy's body in a plastic bag and left it with other trash on the street. The body was taken away by a rubbish truck to a landfill and has never been recovered. Leung had originally been charged with murder, but the charge was reduced to the lesser offences of cruelty and prevention of burial.