A mum has appeared in court charged with the murder of her baby daughter just minutes after her birth.
Lithuanian Gintare Suminaite (doub corr), 29, appeared at Crawley Magistrate’s Court yesterday (Mon) but did not enter a plea, only speaking to confirm her name and address.
Paramedics found the baby – which had not been named – at her home in Bognor Regis, West Sussex last Wednesday shortly after 8.30am.
Suminaite, who needed a translator throughout the hearing, is due to appear at Lewes Crown Court later today (Tues).
She was rushed to St. Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, West Sussex, for urgent medical attention having just given birth last Wednesday.
She was arrested on suspicion of murder after her discharge two days later and remanded in custody.
She was further remanded in custody following her court appearance on Monday.
Sussex Police said: “The baby girl was sadly confirmed dead at the scene and the mother taken to hospital for urgent medical treatment.
“The baby was newborn, a few minutes old. Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the murder.”