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Dublin woman pleads guilty to manslaughter of her two-year-old son

Hazel Waters has pleaded guilty to manslaughter, but not guilty to murder.

SCC R Woffenden 3 Source: Richard Woffenden

DUBLIN WOMAN HAZEL Waters has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of her two-year-old son.

Waters (46) of Ridge Hall, Ballybrack, was charged with murdering Muhammad Hassan Khan between 15-16 October 2014. The toddler was found dead with stab wounds in the bedroom of their home on 16 October.

90359271_90359271 The funeral of baby Hassan Khan at Clonskeagh Mosque in October 2014 Source: Sasko Lazarov/Rollingnews.ie

When asked to plead at a hearing this morning Waters responded: “Not guilty to murder, guilty to manslaughter.” The plea was accepted by the State.

Defence counsel Brendan Grehan SC said psychiatric reports will be provided by the defence and prosecution before sentencing. He said there would be issues of “diminished responsibility”.

Justice Patrick McCarthy adjourned sentencing until 23 May.

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