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Melbourne Mother Found Guilty Of Stabbing & Killing Her Baby

A 28 year old Melbourne woman has pleaded guilty to infanticide, which is the rare offence of killing her own child.

The woman stabbed her 13 month old daughter in the throat becomes the third mother this year in Victoria to admit to this disgusting offence.

Earlier this year the mother was charged with murder, but on Tuesday she appeared in court by video link from a psychiatric hospital, and pleaded guilty to the specific offence of infanticide.

Prosecuters then withdrew the original murder charge.

The woman's identity cannot be released to help save those of her surviving children.

The woman is due to be in the Supreme Court later this week, which is when a date for her pre-sentence hearing will be set.

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