Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 1:38 AM on Friday 25 April

/ 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.