Bail extended for woman on murder charge

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A WOMAN charged with one count of murder of her newborn baby had her bail extended by the High Court in Suva today.

Venina Nalagilagi appeared before judge Justice Riyaz Hamza.

It is alleged Ms Nalagilagi killed her newborn baby on February 10, 2019, at Nairai Island in the Lomaiviti group.

State lawyer Yogesh Prasad informed the court that the State was directing further investigations into the matter.

The court heard that the psychiatric evaluation report of the accused from the Saint Giles Hospital indicated that the matter was a case of infanticide.

The case has been adjourned to May 28.

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