According to the Riverine Herald, the 27-year-old woman was extradited from Victoria to New South Wales on Friday and was due to appear in Deniliquin Bail Court today.
However, she has chosen to remain in the cells at Deniliquin Police Station and her lawyer will represent her at the hearing.
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The woman’s nine-year-old son remains in a serious condition in Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital and has undergone surgery following a dog bite.
Last night police temporarily called off the search for his five-year-old brother due to bad light, and the search resumed this morning.
The Deniliquin mother appeared in Bendigo Magistrates Court yesterday and sobbed uncontrollably as the details of her alleged crimes were read out.
The court heard how she allegedly told witnesses the night before the incident that she “had to drown my babies”.
The Herald Sun reports that on Wednesday the woman allegedly took the children from their grandparents’ home in Deniliquin, where they had been living for the past 18 months.
On Thursday afternoon the woman arrived at a friend’s property in Moama, on the Victorian side of the Murray River.