Bognor mum admits killing her newborn baby

A mother from Bognor Regis has admitted killing her newborn baby, according to news reports.

Wednesday, 21st December 2016, 5:19 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 6:47 pm
Police at the property in Aldwick Road where the baby was killed. Pictures by Eddie Mitchell

Gintare Suminaite, 30, of Aldwick Road, killed her baby daughter shortly after giving birth to her in the bathroom of her home on April 5.

Suminaite appeared at the Old Bailey today, Wednesday, December 21.

Through a Lithuanian interpreter she pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to infanticide.

Gintare Suminaite will be sentenced in January. Picture Eddie Mitchell

According to the BBC, the court heard that Suminaite had been mentally disturbed from the effects of giving birth.

The charge stated Suminaite caused the death of her daughter ‘by compression of the neck with a ligature or by manual compression of the neck’.

Sentencing was adjourned until January 23 for further reports to be prepared.

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