Mum Remanded Over Queensland Toddlers' Deaths In Hot Car
The mother of two little girls who died after being left inside a hot car has been remanded in custody over their alleged murders.
Kerri-Ann Conley, 27, has been charged with two counts of murder and two drug-related charges.
She did not appear when her matter was mentioned in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday. Conley was remanded in custody to appear in Beenleigh Magistrates Court on December 11.
Emergency services were called to a home in Waterford West in Logan, south of Brisbane on Saturday afternoon. When they arrived they found sisters Chloe-Ann, one, and Darcey, two, unresponsive in a black station wagon.
They were unable to revive the girls, who were declared dead at the scene.
Police say the girls showed signs of being exposed to extreme heat.
On Saturday night, their mother was charged with two counts of murder.
Officers remained at the home on Sunday, piecing together what happened.
Neighbours and community members came and went throughout the day, leaving soft teddies and flowers at the front gate, metres from where the car was parked across the yard.
While Queensland Child Safety Minister Di Farmer did not comment on reports the children may have been known to the Department of Child Safety, she did confirm she would help police with their investigation.
"Like the rest of the community, I was shocked when I heard what had happened and I want answers," the minister said in a statement.
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