Brit mum, 41, charged with murder after her son, 8, is found ‘suffocated with a pillow’ in Australia — (The Sun)

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A BRITISH mother has been charged with murder after allegedly suffocating her eight-year-old son to death at their peaceful seaside home in Australia.

Joanne Finch, 41, allegedly smothered her son Brodie Moran with a pillow at their rented property in south-east Melbourne yesterday.

Joanne Finch allegedly suffocated little Brodie, centre, with a pillow at their home in Melbourne

Brodie’s dad Lee Moran, who is also British and is currently based in Shanghai, posted a heartbreaking tribute to his “always happy” boy this morning, reports 9news.com.au.

He wrote: “Thank you to everyone that has sent well wishes.

“At the moment I feel empty, still in shock. I have lost the best part of me… words can not describe how much I love and miss my little fella.”

The family is believed to have lived in the UK before the child moved to Melbourne with his mother.

She was refused bail at a hearing at Melbourne Magistrates Court where she was charged with one count of murder.

The British woman revealed in court that she requires a daily dose of antidepressant drug Effexor, reports Yahoo.

Local residents said the child lived with his mother and a man at the home, which they had rented for about a year in the city’s Tootgarook area.