The Courier-Mail

Docs delay house of horrors case


A WOMAN accused of killing eight children in a far north Queensland house has had her case adjourned pending the completion of a mental health report.

Raina Mersane Ina Thaiday, 38, was charged with eight counts of murder after the four girls and four boys, aged between two and 14 years, were found dead in the Cairns suburb of Manoora in December.

She was mother to seven of the victims and an aunt of the eighth.

The Cairns Magistrate­s Court yesterday heard lawyers were still waiting for a mental health report and did not know when it would be completed.

Magistrate Robert Spencer adjourned the case, which is expected to be moved to the Mental Health Court, until November 25.

Thaiday was remanded in custody.

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