5 Nov 2008

Woman admits killing baby

4:27 pm on 5 November 2008

A woman has admitted to murdering a 10-month old girl.

Tiana Mary-Anne Odessa Kapea, 30, entered a guilty plea at the High Court in Auckland on Wednesday morning to a charge of murdering Jyniah Mary Te Awa last year.

She also admitted to one count of abuse against the child.

Kapea was the infant's caregiver at the time Jyniah Te Awa was admitted to Middlemore hospital.

She died from a severe brain injury.

Kapea will appear for sentencing on 25 November.