New Zealand ‘suitcase murders’: Mother pleads not responsible over alleged killings


The mom of two kids whose our bodies have been present in suitcases in New Zealand earlier this yr has pleaded not responsible to their alleged murders, her lawyer informed CNN on Wednesday.

Lawyer Christopher Wilkinson-Smith mentioned he submitted the 2 not responsible pleas on behalf of his shopper, who didn’t seem on the listening to at Auckland Excessive Court docket.

The 42-year-old girl stays in custody after being extradited from South Korea to New Zealand. Her trial is predicted to start in April 2024.

The lady was arrested in September within the metropolis of Ulsan, South Korea, weeks after the kids’s stays have been found in suitcases purchased by a household at a web based public sale in South Auckland.

The courtroom has ordered the lady’s id and people of the victims to be withheld from the general public.

Beforehand, police have mentioned the kids have been more likely to have been between ages 5 and 10 and will have been useless for round three to 4 years.

In line with South Korean police, the lady was born in South Korea and is a New Zealand citizen.