Wednesday 11 December 2019

Toddler murder accused weeps in court

Hazel Waters
Hazel Waters

Tom Tuite

A Dublin woman accused of the murder of her two-year-old son wept in court as her case was adjourned for a book of evidence to be prepared.

Hazel Waters (46) of Ridge Hall, Ballybrack, Co Dublin, had been charged after toddler Muhammad Hassan Khan was found dead with stab wounds in the bedroom at their apartment at about 2pm on October 16.

She is accused of murdering her son at a time between October 15-16.

She had been remanded in custody to the Dochas Centre, on October 18, but four days later, during her second hearing, Dublin District Court heard that Ms Waters had been transferred to the Central Mental Hospital.

She was unable to attend another hearing, on November 5, but was in court yesterday.

Garda Sergeant Thomas Doran asked Judge Michael Walsh to grant an adjournment until December 17. The State was granted a time extension to complete the book of evidence and Ms Waters was further remanded in custody.

Irish Independent

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