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Protection group claims prior complaint againt mother remanded over infanticide

The 31-year-old mother from Alepochori in the Peloponnese accused of murdering her three-month old child and then placing the baby’s corpse in the freezer was remanded in custody on Thursday.

She appeared before a magistrate in the western port city of Patra, who ordered that the woman be held in Thebes Prison pending her trial.

Her lawyer said she had requested that her client see a psychologist as she may be suffering from post-natal depression.

Meanwhile, it emerged that the Child’s Smile children’s organization had lodged a complaint with authorities about the woman on September 25, when she already had two children but had not yet given birth to her third.

Child’s Smile said it believed the 31-year-old’s children were in “immediate danger” after social workers were called to the woman’s home.

Her two surviving children, 16-months-old twins, are being cared for by the organization.