A 33-year-old woman who is being accused of murdering her toddler in 2014 and storing her remains inside a metal pot, was offered bail of $80,000 yesterday (16 November).
This is following her being granted a discharge not amounting to an acquittal for the murder case.
She is also being accused of ill-treating the toddler, whose remains inside the pot were uncovered in 2019.
The woman and her husband were originally charged with the murder of the child back in 2019; and although she has been granted a discharge, she can still be prosecuted if new evidence were to emerge.
Her husband remains accused of the child’s murder.
Ill-treatment of her 4 other kids
The woman is facing 12 other charges, including the ill-treatment of her 4 other children.
She allegedly hit the 2-year-old girl (the deceased) with a belt and hanger, force-feeding her chilli paid to punish her, pinching her thigh and slapping her face and thigh.
She also allegedly slapped her 6-year-old son and punched him, feeding him chilli paid and garlic; while slapping a 3-year-old girl’s face and hitting her with a belt, hanger and cane.
The 2-year-old girl (the deceased) was even sent to receive emergency medical treatment following her alleged ill-treatment and failure to render medical aid to the victim.
After she died, the couple allegedly burnt her body and hid the remains inside a metal pot and sealed it inside a box, keeping it under a kitchen stove.
Her pre-trial conference is scheduled for 17 December.