Lorien Norman is a 26 year old mother who was recently set free after she beat her eight month old daughter repeatedly in the face with a kitchen serving spoon. She left her daughter so badly injured that she had to be taken to the hospital. Evie was left with bruises and marks to her eyes, nose and cheeks.
She pleaded guilty to her charges of causing harm with intent and could have served a maximum sentence of 13 years in jail.
However, she was set instead set free and ordered to pay a 500 hundred dollar fine.
The Australian mother was set free and according to the Daily Mail, Lorien was handed a two year good behavior bond and was ordered to pay a fine of 306 pounds which is approximately 500 US dollars.
Police were called to Lorien’s home, in October of 2016, when neighbors called because they heard her threatening to throw Evie off the balcony.
When police arrived they noticed the obvious bruising that was left all over the 8 month old’s face and body.
In the court documents that followed, they revealed that Lorien had originally ‘lied’ to police by saying that the bruise was due to the fall at a play gym.
But a pediatric examination showed otherwise since it showed that the little girl had actually been struck ‘at least 8 separate blows to her face and body.’
In court, Judge Costello said: ‘your offending is nevertheless far from the most serious of offending of this type in terms of the degree of force involved and the duration of the offending.’
‘In this respect I particularly note the opinion of the treating pediatrician to the effect that there was no evidence of bony or intracranial injury and that your daughter’s physical injuries were likely to completely resolve.’
Because of this, Lorien was able to avoid any jail time and instead ordered to pay a fine and be on ‘good behavior’ for two years.
The judge said that Lorien was also diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and she had a history of hurting herself during her time as a ‘troubled adolescent.’
However, some were ‘disgusted’ with the sentence and that includes Evie’s father, Shane McMahon.
In an interview with Daily Mail Australia, he said: ‘I’m truly speechless,I’ve raised both these girls [Evie and India, the second child he had with Norman] single handedly, and she gets 10 months of a sentence that carries a maximum of 13 years!’
He concluded by saying: ‘where is Evie’s justice?’