The mom of two youngsters whose our bodies had been present in suitcases in New Zealand earlier this yr has pleaded not responsible to their alleged murders, her lawyer instructed CNN on Wednesday.
Lawyer Christopher Wilkinson-Smith stated he submitted the 2 not responsible pleas on behalf of his consumer, who didn’t seem on the listening to at Auckland Excessive Court docket.
The 42-year-old lady stays in custody after being extradited from South Korea to New Zealand. Her trial is predicted to start in April 2024.
The girl was arrested in September within the metropolis of Ulsan, South Korea, weeks after the kids’s stays had been found in suitcases purchased by a household at a web-based public sale in South Auckland.
The court docket has ordered the girl’s identification and people of the victims to be withheld from the general public.
Beforehand, police have stated the kids had been more likely to have been between ages 5 and 10 and should have been useless for round three to 4 years.
In accordance with South Korean police, the girl was born in South Korea and is a New Zealand citizen.