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Wandsworth baby deaths: Mother to be sent to psychiatric hospital

  • 15 May 2012
  • From the section London
Police officers outside the house where the children were found
The bodies of Lily and Mason were found in the family home in Wandsworth

A mother charged with the murder of her two children has been assessed as too unwell to appear at the Old Bailey.

Felicia Boots, 34, who was remanded until 10 August in her absence, will be transferred to a psychiatric hospital under the Mental Health Act.

Mason, a 10-week-old boy, and his 14-month-old sister Lily were found dead in the family home in Killarney Road, Wandsworth, on 9 May.

Holloway Prison's medical centre told the court she was too ill to appear.

No bail application was made for Mrs Boots.

Judge Christopher Moss said: "I confirm that this defendant be remanded in custody with the intention that she be transferred to hospital under the Mental Health Act.

"That is a matter for the Secretary of State and not for this court."

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