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Old 12-15-2011, 08:06 PM
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http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/kieshas-st...216-1oxnb.html

The stepfather of a six-year-old girl allegedly murdered in western Sydney more than a year ago has pleaded guilty to her manslaughter.

Smith is due to be sentenced in the Supreme Court in February.

Ms Abrahams did not appear in court and her matter was adjourned to Penrith on March 9.
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:10 PM
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kieshas stepfather robert smith faces court feb 3 2012

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Kiesha Weippearts' step-father faces court



3 Feb 12 @ 11:45am by Tyron Butson
Kiesha Weippeart.

Kiesha Weippeart.

THE stepfather of murdered Mt Druitt girl Kiesha Weippeart pleaded guilty to her manslaughter during a brief court appearance today.

Robert Smith, 31, fronted Sydney’s Central Supreme Court today. He pleaded guiltily to one count of manslaughter and another count of being an accessory after the fact.

Last year the Department of Public Prosecution dropped a murder charge against him as part of a plea the Mt Druitt man struck.

Kiesha’s mother, Kristi Abrahams will face court in March next year over the 2010 murder.

Smith will be held in custody until an arraignment hearing on April 5.

EVENT TIMELINE

Saturday, July 31, 2010: Kiesha Weippeart goes to bed, the last time anyone sees her alive

Sunday, August 1: Mother Kristi Abrahams reports her missing; search begins, involving up to 100 police, dogs and SES volunteers

Monday, August 2: Family, police issue public appeal for anyone with information to come forward

Wednesday, August 11: Police called to Nurragingy Reserve, Doonside, after the discovery of human remains; body later confirmed as that of missing Carlingford woman

Sunday, August 29: St Bishoy Coptic Orthodox Church, Mt Druitt holds prayer service for Kiesha

Saturday, September 4: Hebersham West City Tigers under-12 rugby league dedicates grand final in Kiesha’s memory

Friday, October 1: Community candlelight vigil for Kiesha in Elizabeth Jonsson Reserve

Sunday, October 10: Public footsearch searches Prospect Reservoir and Doonside;

Wednesday, December 8: St Bishoy Church dedicates carols by candlelight to Kiesha

Wednesday, February 23, 2011: Plumpton filmmaker Saad Adam announces he will make a documentary about the mystery

Friday, April 22: Candlelight vigil marks Kiesha’s seventh birthday

1am, Friday, April 22: Kiesha’s mother Kristi Abrahams and step-father Robert Smith arrested in alley in Freya Cres, Shalvey. Taken to Mt Druitt Police and charged with her murder
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:42 PM
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kristi abrahams to face committal hearing july 16

Kiesha's mother to face committal hearing

From: AAP
March 09, 2012 12:04PM




THE mother of slain six-year-old Sydney girl Kiesha Weippeart will face a committal hearing later this year.

Kristi Anne Abrahams, 28, has been charged with murdering Kiesha, who was reported missing from her home at Mt Druitt in western Sydney on August 1, 2010.

The charges followed the finding of human remains in bushland at Mt Druitt on April 22, 2011.

Penrith Local Court was told today that both the prosecution and defence had agreed to a two-day hearing to decide whether Abrahams should go to trial.

It will re-examine evidence from two key witnesses.

The courtroom was reportedly packed with Kiesha's supporters, who were dressed in purple.

Kiesha's stepfather Robert Smith has formally entered guilty pleas to manslaughter and to being an accessory after the fact of murder.

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The committal hearing will start on July 16.
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:46 PM
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from mt druitt standard kiesha 8th birthday vigil april 22

TODAY was supposed to be the day Kristi Abrahams faced court over the murder of her daughter Kiesha Weippeart.

Miss Abrahams did not appear via audio visual link in Penrith Court where she was expected to enter a plea. Instead a committal hearing has been set down for July.

Penrith Court room four was filled with detectives, family, media and people wearing the distinctive purple Kiesha shirts worn by members of the Children in Silence lobby group.

Two witnesses have been called to attend the two-day hearing on July 16 and 17.

Children in Silence lobby group president Alison Anderson said she knew Kiesha and would keep memories of the young girl with her as she fought for justice.

“It’s been a long delay but at the end of the day, it’s justice,” Ms Anderson said.

“It’s good to see them moving forward with the case. Like others in the community I have a lot of anger and frustration, but things are moving,” she said.

COMMUNITY VIGIL TO MARK KIESHA’S BIRTHDAY

APRIL 22 marks what would have been Kiesha’s eighth birthday.

Her extended family and friends have invited the community to attend a celebration on Sunday, April 22, at Shalvey. The gathering will meet at noon in the lane off Hammerli Way.

Attendees are asked to bring purple, pink and white balloons to mark the occasion.
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:55 PM
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Upcoming Committal Hearing for Abrahams

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TODAY was supposed to be the day Kristi Abrahams faced court over the murder of her daughter Kiesha Weippeart.

Miss Abrahams did not appear via audio visual link in Penrith Court where she was expected to enter a plea. Instead a committal hearing has been set down for July.

Penrith Court room four was filled with detectives, family, media and people wearing the distinctive purple Kiesha shirts worn by members of the Children in Silence lobby group.

Two witnesses have been called to attend the two-day hearing on July 16 and 17.

Children in Silence lobby group president Alison Anderson said she knew Kiesha and would keep memories of the young girl with her as she fought for justice.

“It’s been a long delay but at the end of the day, it’s justice,” Ms Anderson said.

“It’s good to see them moving forward with the case. Like others in the community I have a lot of anger and frustration, but things are moving,” she said.

COMMUNITY VIGIL TO MARK KIESHA’S BIRTHDAY

APRIL 22 marks what would have been Kiesha’s eighth birthday.

Her extended family and friends have invited the community to attend a celebration on Sunday, April 22, at Shalvey. The gathering will meet at noon in the lane off Hammerli Way.

Attendees are asked to bring purple, pink and white balloons to mark the occasion.
Thank you bearbear. The article by Gilshenan & Luton listed at the top of this link explains what a committal hearing is.

http://www.gnl.com.au/index.php?acti...pid=&view=3708
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:04 PM
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What happened to the sentencing of the creep who killed Kiesha? And what about her public memorial?
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KIESHA WEIPPEART CASE: Kristi Abrahams to face committal hearing in July


9 Mar 12 @ 11:20am
The community farewelled young Mount Druitt girl Kiesha Weippeart at the Holy Family Church, Emerton, in October last year. Her mother Kristi Abrahams was expected today to make a plea on murder charges relating to her daughter's death.

The community farewelled young Mount Druitt girl Kiesha Weippeart at the Holy Family Church, Emerton, in October last year. Her mother Kristi Abrahams was expected today to make a plea on murder charges relating to her daughter's death. PICTURE: ISABELLA MOORE

TODAY was supposed to be the day Kristi Abrahams faced court over the murder of her daughter Kiesha Weippeart.

Miss Abrahams did not appear via audio visual link in Penrith Court where she was expected to enter a plea. Instead a committal hearing has been set down for July.

Penrith Court room four was filled with detectives, family, media and people wearing the distinctive purple Kiesha shirts worn by members of the Children in Silence lobby group.

Two witnesses have been called to attend the two-day hearing on July 16 and 17.

Children in Silence lobby group president Alison Anderson said she knew Kiesha and would keep memories of the young girl with her as she fought for justice.

“It’s been a long delay but at the end of the day, it’s justice,” Ms Anderson said.

“It’s good to see them moving forward with the case. Like others in the community I have a lot of anger and frustration, but things are moving,” she said.

COMMUNITY VIGIL TO MARK KIESHA’S BIRTHDAY

APRIL 22 marks what would have been Kiesha’s eighth birthday.

Her extended family and friends have invited the community to attend a celebration on Sunday, April 22, at Shalvey. The gathering will meet at noon in the lane off Hammerli Way.

Attendees are asked to bring purple, pink and white balloons to mark the occasion.

http://mt-druitt-standard.whereilive...aring-in-july/
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:01 PM
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<snipped>

On February 3, 2012 Robert Smith formally entered guilty pleas to manslaughter and to being an accessory after the fact of murder after his murder charge was dropped.

Smith pleaded guilty to unlawfully killing Kiesha on or about July 13, 2010 at Mt Druitt.

He also admitted that between July 13, 2010 and April 2, 2011, knowing that Kristi Anne Abrahams had murdered Kiesha, he "received, harboured, maintained and assisted'' her."

http://www.news.com.au/national/kies...-1226262144124

So it appears Robert Smith is alleging both him and Kristi Abrahams murdered Kiesha.

Now that Robert has pleaded guilty to these two charges, his case will not proceed to trial so we won't know exactly what happened the day Kiesha was killed.

No date has been set for his sentencing but he faces up to 25 years in jail.

Kristi and Robert's 2 biological children were removed from their parents when LE heard they had made plans to visit Kiesha's makeshift gravesite on her birthday.
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:02 PM
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Robert Smith and Kristi Abrahams never took LDT IIRC.
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RIP sweet Kiesha, I hope that those horrid people that hurt you are suffering in jail...
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:00 PM
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Committal hearing today, I hope it goes ahead this time, I have no idea what happened the last time. I want to see some progress, it seems to be taking forever.
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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-07-1...42?section=nsw

The case is going straight to trial. Kristi waived the right to a committal. Does that mean she's pleading not guilty?
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i think it means she doesnt get the chance to plead, she will be going straight to trial as guilty of murder. about time!
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i think it means she doesnt get the chance to plead, she will be going straight to trial as guilty of murder. about time!
I think it's an open and shut case, they should just go directly to sentencing.
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I think it's an open and shut case, they should just go directly to sentencing.
i wonder how many years she will be sentenced and if shes in protective custody still and when the trial will be? i think robert smith got 25yrs because he pleaded guilty to manslaughter?
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i wonder how many years she will be sentenced and if shes in protective custody still and when the trial will be? i think robert smith got 25yrs because he pleaded guilty to manslaughter?
She's being tried for murder so she would have to get more than what RS did. I wonder if he will be a witness in Kristi's trial?
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i wonder how many years she will be sentenced and if shes in protective custody still and when the trial will be? i think robert smith got 25yrs because he pleaded guilty to manslaughter?
I don't think Abrahams' partner Robert Smith who pled guilty to manslaughter and to being an accessory after the fact of murder has been sentenced yet.

Because he pled "guilty" there was no trial for him.

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Kristi Abrahams made no bail application and will remain in custody until her Supreme Court trial in September.

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more here from the daily telegraph, her trial sept 7th (sorry didnt realise you had already posted telegraph link)

Kiesha Weippeart's mother Kristi Abrahams to face murder trial after waiving right of committal hearing at Penrith Court

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July 16, 2012 11:08AM

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Kieshas family charged with mu...

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Allegedly murdered ... Keisha Weippeart was reported missing from her home in August last year. Picture: Supplied



THE woman charged with the murder of her daughter Kiesha Weippeart has waived her right for a committal trial today.

Kristi Anne Abrahams, 29, will now face a trial at the Supreme Court in Sydney on September 7.

Although Penrith Local Court was ready for it to proceed today, with the magistrate admitting to reading 17 large folders as part of the police brief, Abrahams' lawyers said they decided to waive the trial at the local level.

Abrahams was brought up to court for a short time but did not speak or make eye contact with anyone.

She did not apply for bail and it was formally refused.

Kiesha was reported missing from Mt Druitt by her mother and stepfather Robert Smith in August 2010 but it is alleged she was murdered in July.

Her remains were found in Shalvey in April last year.

Smith pleaded guilty to her manslaughter and being an accessory after the fact of murder and is currently before the courts.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/new...-1226427006027

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I don't think Abrahams' partner Robert Smith who pled guilty to manslaughter and to being an accessory after the fact of murder has been sentenced yet.

Because he pled "guilty" there was no trial for him.

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Kristi Abrahams made no bail application and will remain in custody until her Supreme Court trial in September.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-07-1...42?section=nsw
oh, ok i thought i read somewhere he got 25 years? its really hard to find any info on him regarding this case. maybe i misread he could face up to 25 yrs for manslaughter when sentenced. i think he did a deal and provided them with evidence so guess he will turn on her and be a witness. you would think they'd just sentence her and not waste taxpayers money, but i guess at least we'lll finally hear what happened to kiesha with a trial. imagine it will be heartbreaking!
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oh, ok i thought i read somewhere he got 25 years? its really hard to find any info on him regarding this case. maybe i misread he could face up to 25 yrs for manslaughter when sentenced. i think he did a deal and provided them with evidence so guess he will turn on her and be a witness. you would think they'd just sentence her and not waste taxpayers money, but i guess at least we'lll finally hear what happened to kiesha with a trial. imagine it will be heartbreaking!
That's what made me think he'd done a deal because he hasn't been sentenced and how long he gets depends on how good a job he does testifying?
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Ahh, so now it goes straight to Supreme Court in Sydney. Now I understand why she waived the committal. It's about getting a fair trial.
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That's what made me think he'd done a deal because he hasn't been sentenced and how long he gets depends on how good a job he does testifying?
ok, so he wont be sentenced until after her trial.
it doesnt seem right he should get a lesser sentence though, i think he should get the same as her, in my opinion, i think he was guilty of hurting kiesha in more ways than one while she was alive, and obviously never tried to protect her.
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ok, so he wont be sentenced until after her trial.
it doesnt seem right he should get a lesser sentence though, i think he should get the same as her, in my opinion, i think he was guilty of hurting kiesha in more ways than one while she was alive, and obviously never tried to protect her.
Yes, from all accounts he hit her on occasions quite forcefully. I suppose society expects more of the parent, particularly a mother when it comes to loving and protecting their chldren.
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Yes, from all accounts he hit her on occasions quite forcefully. I suppose society expects more of the parent, particularly a mother when it comes to loving and protecting their chldren.
true, and she was probably the one to finally kill her. so sad
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Kristi is up at 10am today!
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