Woman accused of murdering kids found in suitcases says she will prove her innocence

A woman accused of murdering two children discovered in suitcases taken from a south Auckland storage unit has protested her innocence.

In an outburst after a call-over hearing adjourned, the woman, who has name suppression, shouted at Justice Lang as he was leaving the court: "Your honour, I didn't do it. That's the truth.

"I'm going to prove my innocence."

Judge Lang did not respond.

The bodies of two children, aged eight and six, were discovered in suitcases in Clendon Park last August after members of the public won a TradeMe auction for the contents of a storage unit in Papatoetoe. The woman has yet to enter a formal plea but spent the ten-minute hearing looking down and holding her head in her hand.

The Appeal Court will hear an application by several media outlets, including Warner Brothers-Discovery, to lift the defendant's name suppression next week.