A mother accused of assaulting her toddler has been released from custody. Susan Elizabeth MacDonnell of Dartmouth faces charges of aggravated assault, criminal negligence, and failure to provide the necessities of life to her two-year-old daughter. In June, MacDonnell was ordered to undergo a 21-day psychiatric evaluation to determine if she was criminally responsible for the acts. Conditions of her release include staying at the Abbie Lane mental health centre and refraining from contact with children under 18.

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