Kiesha's mother to face murder trial
Mon July 16, 2012 12:21pm
THE woman charged with the murder of her daughter Kiesha Weippeart has waived her right for a committal trial today.
Kristi Anne Abrahams, 29, will now face a trial at the Supreme Court in Sydney on September 7.
Although Penrith Local Court was ready for it to proceed today, with the magistrate admitting to reading 17 large folders as part of the police brief, Abrahams' lawyers said they decided to waive the trial at the local level.
Inside Kiesha Weippeart's death flat
Pictures: Kiesha Weippeart
Abrahams was brought up to court for a short time but did not speak or make eye contact with anyone.
She did not apply for bail and it was formally refused.
Kiesha was reported missing from Mt Druitt by her mother and stepfather Robert Smith in August 2010 but it is alleged she was murdered in July.
Her remains were found in Shalvey in April last year.
Smith pleaded guilty to her manslaughter and being an accessory after the fact of murder and is currently before the courts.