Augustine

Sarah Lynn Augustine, who is accused of killing her two children, will be home for the holidays after receiving bail today.

She has been on remand for some time.

Augustine was charged on September 28, 2010 with the murder of her two children, five-year-old Rachael Vigilant and two-month-old Sophia Vigilant.

The incident, which shocked the nation, took place at their Mahaut home in the wee hours of September 16, 2010.

The children were allegedly killed with a knife.

When Augustine made her court appearance today, she was escorted by a female police officer to her hearing which was reportedly done in chambers and away from the press.

Dominica News Online understands that preliminary inquiry into the matter is probably completed and her trial could come up at the January Criminal Assizes.

She is being represented by attorney Zena Dyer.

After the hearing she briskly walked out the back entrance of the court building with her escort, her eyes to the ground. Augustine used her hand as a shield from cameras which were on the scene.

Information with regards to the terms and conditions of her bail is still not known but Dominica News Online is seeking further information into the matter.