Teen in court for strangling baby

2011-01-20 08:53

A teenage mother was expected to appear in the Butterworth Magistrates Court today for allegedly strangling her one-year-old baby, Eastern Cape police said.

The 17-year-old was arrested yesterday and appeared in court on the same day, and the case was remanded to today, Captain Jackson Manatha said.

She was facing murder charges after allegedly strangling her daughter on Saturday following an argument with her mother over the baby.

The incident was reported to Butterworth police on Tuesday.

It was not clear when her family realised the baby was dead.

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