Jenni Wilmott pleads not guilty to charges over death of daughter Jasmine at Supreme Court

Duncan EvansNewsWire
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The future of a woman accused of killing her 15-year-old daughter, who took her own life, through criminal neglect will be decided by a judge as she prepares to fight the charges against her.

Jenni Wilmott on Wednesday fronted the South Australian Supreme Court, where Justice Anne Bampton confirmed the trial in the manslaughter case would be “judge-alone”, meaning a jury of 12 will not be present to determine Ms Wilmott’s guilt or innocence.

The police have charged Ms Wilmott with manslaughter, criminal neglect, failing to provide food and accommodation and aggravated assault following the death of her 15-year-old daughter Jasmine in 2018.

Camera IconMs Wilmott is facing a raft of charges following the death of her 15-year-old daughter in 2018. NewsWire Credit: News Corp Australia

Jasmine took her own life in 2018 and police allege Ms Wilmott failed to provide a duty of care to her daughter in the years prior.

The alleged abuse took place between May 1, 2013 and October 7, 2018.

The police have also charged Ms Wilmott with deception for allegedly swindling $70,417 from the National Disability Insurance Agency between April 27, 2015, and September 31, 2018, by “falsely reporting” Jasmine’s medical condition.

Supplied Editorial Jasmine Wilmott, 15, has been described by friends as a "ball of
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Camera IconJasmine, 15, took her own life in 2018. 7NEWS Credit: Channel 7

Ms Wilmott, standing in the dock on Wednesday, pleaded not guilty to all the charges against her.

Craig Caldicott, appearing for Ms Wilmott, asked the court to vary his client’s bail but Justice Bampton refused the request.

“I decline to vary Ms Wilmott’s bail,” she said.

The names of people Ms Wilmott is prohibited from contacting have been suppressed.

Ms Wilmott’s trial is set to begin in February 2025.


Originally published as Jenni Wilmott pleads not guilty to charges over death of daughter Jasmine at Supreme Court

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