Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 2:57 PM on Tuesday 16 September

/ Front page / News

Mental check for kill suspect

Salaseini Vosamana
Friday, June 01, 2012

A 21-YEAR-OLD disabled woman charged with one count of infanticide has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Esther Tracey Simpson appeared before High Court judge Justice Paul Madigan at the High Court in Labasa yesterday.

Justice Madigan requested State lawyer Malcom Maitava to make arrangements with the Labasa Hospital Stress Management Clinic for Ms Simpsons review because she lives in Savusavu.

Mr Maitava said he was earlier informed by a doctor in Labasa that they didnt keep patients overnight for observations.

Justice Madigan said arrangements could be done where Ms Simpson would be reviewed during the day before she left for Savusavu at 4pm.

Justice Madigan has extended Ms Simpsons bail hearing to July 24.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. No $20m ransom
  2. Emotional visit for contestants
  3. The unsolved murders of Wailada
  4. Double time pay
  5. Church unmoved
  6. Found after 2 days at sea
  7. Pre-poll turnout
  8. Cougar II joins fleet
  9. Day to give thanks
  10. Dry spell water worry

Top Stories this Week

  1. Worst still to come Wednesday (10 Sep)
  2. Police hunt for clues Wednesday (10 Sep)
  3. Searching for answers Monday (15 Sep)
  4. Be warned Thursday (11 Sep)
  5. Girl, 12, murdered Monday (15 Sep)
  6. PM confirms release of 45 peacekeepers Friday (12 Sep)
  7. Couple seeks end to problem Friday (12 Sep)
  8. Shocked and disgusted Monday (15 Sep)
  9. Safe and alive Friday (12 Sep)
  10. No talk yet Wednesday (10 Sep)