A milk tea shop owner has been charged with murder after her two children died from COVID-19 in Sydney’s north-west.
The 55-year-old woman was arrested in Sydney last month and was due to be remanded in custody today.
Police said the woman’s husband was found dead in his home last Friday.
Ms Taylor’s husband, Kevin Taylor, was found with “significant” head injuries at his home on the outskirts of Sydney on March 8.
The woman was charged with the murder of her two youngest children, aged nine and seven, in a NSW trial today.
Ms Wilson said her husband had a history of mental health issues and was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition.
He died of a heart attack last November.
Ms Miller said Ms Taylor had been caring for her two young children, ages two and five, at her farm in Morwell, north-western Sydney.
“I was devastated,” she said.
“They had been a really important part of my life for the past four years.”
It is heartbreaking because it is hard to accept.
“My kids are two of the nicest kids I have ever known.
I know they are doing really well with their school.”
I want to make sure that my kids are safe and I want them to grow up in a safe environment.
“The facts are very clear. “
We are not expecting justice from anyone and we just want the truth to come out,” she told 7.30.
“The facts are very clear.
There are no excuses for what happened.
It was a terrible tragedy.”
The children’s mother, who had also been caring, said her children were devastated.
“She didn’t do anything wrong, she didn’t kill them,” she recalled.
“There was nothing out of the ordinary.
She just wasn’t prepared for the situation.”
The women’s former farm, on the edge of Sydney’s CBD, is owned by the Taylor family.
“It was the first time I was really really aware of how bad things were,” Ms Wilson told 7:30.