Mother finally admits to murder of young Kiesha Weippeart
KRISTI Anne Abrahams has finally admitted to killing her young daughter Kiesha, two years after the six-year-old's torched remains were discovered in western Sydney bushland.
The 30-year-old was expected to stand trial over Kiesha's murder on Monday morning but instead entered a plea of guilty.
The decision came a week after Abrahams' partner Robert Smith was sentenced to a minimum of 16 years jail for manslaughter and accessory after the fact.
For several months the couple claimed their daughter had disappeared from the family home and appeared in the media making tearful pleas to the public for help.
In early 2011 both were arrested at the site where Kiesha's remains were discovered near Mt Druitt.
Court documents revealed Smith heard "a loud bang" coming from Kiesha's bedroom on the night he found her unconscious on the floor.
He said she was still breathing but couldn't wake up so he put her to bed and left.
The next morning he went to work as normal and when he returned, Kiesha was dead.
For two days Kiesha's body remained in a suitcase while Smith worked on a grisly plan to destroy the evidence.
He rode his bike to a reserve, dug a shallow grave with a hammer, returned home, placed the suitcase in the boot of a taxi, dumped the child's body into the grave, doused it in petrol and set it alight.
Two weeks later, he phoned 000 and reported Kiesha missing.
Abrahams will return to court for sentencing next Monday.