14 Mar 2013

Woman accused of killing newborn back in court

11:32 am on 14 March 2013

A Hutt Valley woman arrested and charged with the murder of her newborn baby girl last year has been remanded on bail.

The baby was found wrapped in a towel on a Taita property in September.

The father of the woman charged with murder has since pleaded guilty to incest.

The woman, who is 21, had her interim name suppression extended when she appeared in the Lower Hutt District Court on Thursday.

She will appear again for a full hearing on 15 May.