Kaela Mehl is pursuing the defence of not criminally responsible on account of a mental disorder (NCR-MD) after she was convicted of first degree murder earlier today.
The four-man, eight-woman Victoria jury returned their unanimous verdict this morning after a three-week trial. Mehl was charged with first degree murder in the Sept. 16, 2015 death of her 18-month-old daughter Charlotte Cunningham. The judge is instructing the jury this afternoon on how to determine whether the NCR-MD defence applies in this case.
More to come.
Read Victoria News’ coverage of the Kaela Mehl murder trial