Melbourne woman who confessed to killing her infant daughter is mentally unwell and has asked not to front court.
Sofina Nikat, 22, was due to appear in the Melbourne Magistrates Court today charged with murdering 14-month-old Sanaya Sahib, but the brief hearing took place without her and she was remanded in custody to reappear in August.
Her lawyer, Michael McNamara, said she had been seen by psychiatric professionals who were worried about the effect a court appearance could have on her, adding: “It’s my client’s preference she not be brought up.”
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Sofina yesterday appeared in the out of sessions hearing. Detective Senior Sergeant Stuart Bailey said the accused had made a “full confession” to the murder of her daughter.
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