Pictured: Aunt, 35, accused of killing the four-month-old baby of her deceased twin sister

Sandra Leigh Houston, 35, has been accused of murdering her four-month-old niece

Pictured: Aunt, 35, accused of killing the four-month-old baby of her deceased twin sister

  • Woman, 35, is accused of murdering the death of a four-month-old niece
  • The girl was taken to the hospital in Logan with life-threatening injuries
  • She was later transferred to another hospital where she died on November 20
  • The woman appeared in the Magistrates Court of Beenleigh on Tuesday and will ask for bail

Hannah Moore

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Sahar Mourad for daily post Australia

The woman from Queensland, accused of murdering her niece, had cared for the baby since her sister died.

Sandra Leigh Houston, 35, appeared in court on Tuesday morning on charges of murder after her four-month-old niece died after presenting life-threatening injuries in the hospital.

The young girl died on November 20, after arriving at Logan Hospital in Queensland and was transferred to Queensland Children & # 39; s Hospital in a critical condition.

Sandra Leigh Houston, 35, has been accused of murdering her four-month-old niece

Sandra Leigh Houston, 35, has been accused of murdering her four-month-old niece

She was then transferred to Queensland Children & # 39; s Hospital in a critical condition, but died on November 20

She was then transferred to Queensland Children & # 39; s Hospital in a critical condition, but died on November 20

She was then transferred to Queensland Children & # 39; s Hospital in a critical condition, but died on November 20

Houston (right) took the child in when her twin sister died a few months ago

Houston (right) took the child in when her twin sister died a few months ago

Houston (right) took the child in when her twin sister died a few months ago

Houston lawyer, Robert Burns, told The Courier Mail outside Legleigh Magistrate's Court that his client was the girl's aunt and that she had taken up the child after her twin sister died.

Mr. Burns said that Houston would apply for bail and "pretty desperately". about the death of the baby, but that he & # 39; good reasons & # 39; had to be released on bail.

She is fortunate that she has sufficient family support, her husband and parents and the rest of her family are very for her, "he said.

The baby's death last month came just a day after another girl on a Gold Coast beach was found dead in an unrelated case.

That body of nine months old was washed up on the beach of Surfer's Paradise on Monday, after apparently drifting 30 kilometers from Tweed Heads.

Her homeless 48-year-old father was extradited to NSW and accused of her murder.

She will apply for bail, and her lawyer said she was upset & # 39; was about the circumstances of the death of the baby

She will apply for bail, and her lawyer said she was upset & # 39; was about the circumstances of the death of the baby

She will apply for bail, and her lawyer said she was upset & # 39; was about the circumstances of the death of the baby

The lawyer of Houston, Robert Burns, spoke Tuesday with media outside Beenleigh Magistrates Court. He said that the woman had the support of her family

The lawyer of Houston, Robert Burns, spoke Tuesday with media outside Beenleigh Magistrates Court. He said that the woman had the support of her family

The lawyer of Houston, Robert Burns, spoke Tuesday with media outside Beenleigh Magistrates Court. He said that the woman had the support of her family

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