Maggie's mother found not guilty due to insanity

1:58 pm on 13 October 2016

An Auckland woman charged with the murder of her four-year-old daughter has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.

Maggie Watson

A picture of Maggie Renee Watson, who was found dead in her home in Onehunga, Auckland. Photo: RNZ / Kim Baker Wilson

Justice Downs has remanded Evelyn Sen in custody at a mental health facility as a special patient, following a mental health hearing in the High Court in Auckland today.

Ms Sen's daughter Maggie Renee Watson was found dead in her Onehunga home in August 2015.

The police initially thought the death was accidental but following the results of a second post-mortem, began a homicide investigation.