Mother accused of killing children moved to hospital

A mother accused of killing her three young children sobbed quietly as she was remanded to a secure hospital under the mental health act during a bail hearing today.

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New Malden children 'probably died of suffocation'

Three children found dead at a property in New Malden most likely died of suffocation, a court has heard.

Tania Clarence, 42, who is accused of killing her three-year-old twin sons and her four year-old daughter, was remanded to a secure hospital under the mental health act during a bail hearing at the Old Bailey today.

Zoe Johnson QC, prosecuting, told the Old Bailey today: "By way of preliminary statement, Dr (Nathaniel) Carey, the pathologist, has indicated that the provisional cause of death is probably suffocation.

"Whether that was associated with some form of intoxication is yet to be determined."

Further tests were being carried out, Ms Johnson said.

Mother accused of killing children remanded

A mother accused of killing her three young children sobbed quietly as she was remanded to a secure hospital under the mental health act during a bail hearing today.

Tania Clarence, 42, is alleged to have killed her three-year-old twin sons, Ben and Max, and four year-old daughter, Olivia - all of whom suffered from type 2 spinal muscular atrophy.

Ms Clarence looked pale and fragile, and spoke only to confirm her name in a thick South African accent, as she appeared via video-link at the Old Bailey.

Her husband Gary Clarence sat in the public gallery during the hearing.

A plea and case management hearing will be held at the Old Bailey on July 15.

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New Malden post-mortems 'inconclusive'

Post-mortem examinations that were conducted on three children who were found dead in New Malden have proved inconclusive.

Olivia, four, and three-year-old twins Ben and Max Clarence were found at the family's home on Tuesday.

Scotland Yard said the examinations "did not establish a cause of death" and further tests would be carried out.

The children's mother, Tania Clarence, has been charged with three counts of murder.

Mother appears in court charged with children's murder

A mother charged with the murder of her three young children wept as she appeared in court today.

Tania Clarence, 42, was seen arriving at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court in handcuffs and covered by a high-visibility jacket.

Tania Clarence is seen arriving at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court in handcuffs. Credit: REX images

She broke down in tears as she spoke to confirm her name, age and address with her husband watching on in the public gallery.

She is accused of killing her three-year-old twin sons, Ben and Max, and four year-old daughter, Olivia.

She was remanded in custody after the brief hearing.

Father of children found dead 'broke down in tears'

The father of three children found dead at a home in New Malden broke down in tears as his wife appeared in court charged with three counts of murder.

Gary Clarence leaves Wimbledon Magistrates Court, south west London. Credit: PA Wire

Gary Clarence, 43, watched on from the public gallery as 42-year-old Tania Clarence spoke only to confirm her name at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court today.

Mrs Clarence is accused of killing her three-year-old twin sons, Ben and Max, and her four-year-old daughter - all of whom are said to have suffered from spinal muscular atrophy.

Mr Clarence was escorted out of court by police officers and driven away in a black taxi after the brief hearing.

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Mother charged with murdering children in court

A security van believed to be transporting Tania Clarence arrives at Wimbledon Magistrates Court. Credit: PA Wire

A woman wept as she appeared in court charged with the murder of her three young disabled children - watched by her devastated husband.

Tania Clarence, 42, looked over at her husband and broke down in tears as she stood in the dock accused of killing her three-year-old twin sons, Ben and Max, and four year-old daughter, Olivia, at their home.

Her investment banker husband, Gary, 43, also broke down in tears as he locked eyes with his wife from his seat in the public gallery during the brief hearing.

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Woman charged over deaths of three children

A 42-year-old woman has been charged after the death of three children who were found at an address in New Malden, south London.

Mrs Tania Clarence appears in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on Friday April 25 charged with three counts of murder.

Three children were found dead at the address in New Malden. Credit: PA Wire
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