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Suspect in death of children found in suitcases appears in New Zealand court for the first time

A 42-year-old woman extradited from South Korea appeared on Wednesday for the first time before a court in New Zealandwhere he faces charges for the murder of his two sons whose bodies were found in suitcases in auckland.

Dressed in a beige jacket and black T-shirt, the woman appeared in Manukau district court, south of Auckland, a day after arriving in New Zealand.

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By court order, the media cannot reveal the name of the dead woman and children, but Judge Gus Andrée Wiltens allowed it to be revealed that she is the mother of the deceased minors.

The suspect is to remain in custody until her next appearance before the Auckland High Court on December 14.

Through an interpreter, he asked to address the judge, but his own lawyer intervened to say: “I think maybe it’s for the best that I don’t.”

The judge agreed and the defendant was removed from court.

The hearing occurred less than 24 hours after the defendant arrived at Auckland airport under a police escort after being extradited from South Korea.

She was arrested in September by South Korean police in the port of Ulsan, a month after the gruesome discovery of the remains of her two children, ages 5 and 10 at the time of death.

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The woman stated when she was arrested that “I did not do it”, while being taken to a police vehicle.

The bodies of the children were found when a family bought the suitcases at an online abandoned goods auction.

New Zealand police have said the bodies would have spent years in a cellar, making investigation difficult.

Source: Elcomercio

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