Mother accused of killing her babies is sectioned

Felicia Boots is accused of murdering her two children Photo:

A Wandsworth mother accused of killing her two babies was too ill to appear at the Old Bailey today.

34 year old Felicia Boots is believed to be suffering from post-natal depression.

She is accused of killing 10 week old Mason and his one year old sister Lily, at the family home in Wandsworth last Wednesday.

She was due to appear by videolink from Holloway Prison in order to be formally remanded but Judge Christopher Moss was told she wasn't well enough to take part.

The court heard Mrs Boots is due to be sectioned under the Mental Health Act and transferred to a psychiatric hospital.

The children were found unconscious by their father, Jeff Boots, when he returned home from work to the family home in Killarney Road.

Emergency services were unable to revive the children. A formal cause of death has not been confirmed but the children are thought to have been suffocated.

Mr Boots, an investment banker, and his wife moved to the UK in the last few years from Canada.

No bail application was made during the brief hearing and Mrs Boots was further remanded in custody to a hearing on August 10.