You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Trial set for alleged Chch baby killer

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 12/05/2016

Shayal Sami © 3 News Shayal Sami A Christchurch teenager accused of killing a baby she was looking after will face trial next year.

Prosecutors allege Shayal Sami, 19, was babysitting one-year-old Aaliyah Chand when the infant allegedly received fatal head injuries in early 2015.

Aaliyah was taken to hospital by Sami and a neighbour but died while in the intensive care unit just days after her first birthday.

Sami appeared briefly in the High Court at Christchurch on Friday morning where a trial date was set to start on February 7.

Bail was continued until a callover hearing on August 19.

Sami, who has pleaded not guilty, was pregnant when she was charged with murder last year.

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon