Accused child murderer released on bail

A woman accused of the historic murder of her baby daughter walked from a Lismore court yesterday following a conditional bail order.

Kate Hutchinson will face court Tamworth court in May after being arrested for the murder of her then 16-month-old baby Leonie in January 2001.

Despite three inquests, including one as recently as 2013 that led police to a property at Scone, the cold case apparently remained unsolved.

Then, last week, officers arrested the 43-year-old at her Evans Head home and charged her with the child’s murder.


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