Jailed parents want to attend Kiesha’s Funeral-How dare they


UPDATE 16/12/11

  • Guilty plea after murder charge dropped
  • Kiesha went missing over a year ago
  • He now faces up to 25 years in jail I WONDER IF HE HAS SHIT HIMSELF BY THE THREATS HE BETTER PLEAD GUILTY  IN JAIL

THE stepfather of Sydney girl Kiesha Weippeart has pleaded guilty to her manslaughter after his murder charge was dropped.

Robert Smith’s lawyer entered guilty pleas at Penrith Local Court on the manslaughter charge and on a charge of being an accessory after the fact of murder.

Smith, 32, who was wearing prison greens, appeared via audio visual link.

In April, Smith and the little girl’s mother, Kristi Anne Abrahams, 27, were charged with the murder of six-year-old Kiesha, who was reported missing from her home at Mt Druitt, in western Sydney, on August 1 last year.

They were charged after human remains were found in bushland at Shalvey, near Mt Druitt, on April 22.

Smith was formally refused bail and his sentencing will be mentioned in the Supreme Court on February 3. He faces up to 25 years in jail.

Abrahams did not appear in court and her matter was adjourned to Penrith on March 9.

A small group of people, wearing purple T-shirts bearing Kiesha’s picture and the words “Forever in our hearts”, attended the short hearing.

UPDATE 10/06/11

MURDERED girl Kiesha Weippeart’s stepfather and mother took other people into bushland where her shallow grave was located just before they were arrested, it will be alleged.

A statement of police evidence against Kiesha’s mother Kristi Abrahams, 28, and stepfather Robert Smith, 31, reveals police will allege Smith indicated a shallow grave site to the people.

The police operation occurred on the night of April 21, when the pair were arrested after leaving bushland in Shalvey where the six-year-old’s remains were later found, police will allege.

Police will also allege that, following Kiesha’s disappearance last year, they found blood in her bedroom as well as the master bedroom, loungeroom and entrance to the unit she had shared with her mother and stepfather in Woodstock Ave, Mt Druitt.

“The blood is on the floors, doors, lounge and bedsheets,” police allege in the statement.

The documents allege blood stains that were not visible to the naked eye were discovered using luminol, a chemical police use to enhance the visibility of blood.

“This product revealed larger areas of blood that appeared to have been cleaned,” the statement by homicide squad detectives said.

It will also be alleged that Abrahams’ and Smith’s communications included a text message between the pair the night before they reported Kiesha missing, when they told police they were together with their children – including Kiesha – watching the movie The Golden Compass. Neither Abrahams nor Smith could explain the text.

It was revealed in police allegations that Kiesha was murdered on July 14.

She allegedly died after being thrown against the wall and knocked unconscious, causing blood to seep out of her ears. She was then allegedly put in the shower and, still wet, put to bed.

Police allege that the next morning, the six-year-old was dead but her parents left her body in the house until July 18, when they packed her remains into a suitcase and took it to the bushland in Shalvey.

They reported her missing to police on August 1.

Prosecutors will also rely on alleged comments made by Abrahams as she watched news coverage of missing Australian girl Zahra Baker, whose body was found in bushland in North Carolina.

THE mother and stepfather charged with murdering Kiesha Weippeart have said they want to leave jail to attend her funeral. How bloody dare they, they would not make it back alive. Do they realise how despised they are? Do they accept the position they are in? The evidence  is over whelming. These maggots need to die in jail, not leave it. For nothing, anytime, anywhere anyhow unless it is in a coffin!

No way in hell says Chris Weippeart, Kiesha's father...WE are with you mate!

Family of accused killers Kristi Abrahams and Robert Smith yesterday revealed the pair had indicated they would like to be allowed to publicly farewell the little girl when her funeral is held towards the end of the month.

However, the girl’s biological father Chris Weippeart said “hell would freeze over” before Abrahams and Smith would be welcomed at the funeral of his only daughter.

Abrahams and Smith are both being held on remand in Sydney jails, accused of killing Kiesha in July last year, then burying her body in a shallow bush grave.

From his hospital bed in western Sydney yesterday, where he is being treated for complications associated with his diabetes, Mr Weippeart vowed to do whatever he could to stop the pair from being able to attend the funeral.

“My family are the ones left to deal with all of this and arrange the best send-off for Kiesha that she deserves, and, I’m telling you, they are not coming.”

His mother Liz Weippeart said: “It infuriates me just thinking about it.”

But relatives of Abrahams and Smith said the pair should be allowed to attend the funeral like any other mourner, given the fact that they had raised Kiesha. Have a look at this picture un-named relatives! They lost their rights when they killed this little princess. They only way they will be leaving jail is in coffins…

Little girl lost ... Kiesha Weippeart

“I think they should be allowed to go … they are innocent until proven guilty,” Smith’s mother Rebecca said. Mrs Smith added that she had spoken to her son and Abrahams since they were charged with murder and refused bail on April 22, and that they were both “doing OK”.

A Corrective Services spokeswoman said that, while neither Abrahams or Smith had formally applied for day leave because a funeral date had not been set, it was unlikely they would be allowed to attend.

“There would also be security concerns about them attending that could not be addressed at such short notice,” the spokeswoman said.

Skeletal remains belonging to Kiesha were discovered in a shallow grave in bushland at Shalvey almost three weeks ago.

However, her funeral has been delayed because further testing needs to be carried out on the bones before they can be released to her family for burial.

Glebe Morgue has told the Weippeart family that the remains will be free for burial in about a fortnight.

Kristi Abrahams and Robert Smith attend little Kiesha's funeral? Over about one million Aussies dead bodies you maggots

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Jailed parents want to attend Kiesha's Funeral-How dare they


UPDATE 16/12/11

  • Guilty plea after murder charge dropped
  • Kiesha went missing over a year ago
  • He now faces up to 25 years in jail I WONDER IF HE HAS SHIT HIMSELF BY THE THREATS HE BETTER PLEAD GUILTY  IN JAIL

THE stepfather of Sydney girl Kiesha Weippeart has pleaded guilty to her manslaughter after his murder charge was dropped.

Robert Smith’s lawyer entered guilty pleas at Penrith Local Court on the manslaughter charge and on a charge of being an accessory after the fact of murder.

Smith, 32, who was wearing prison greens, appeared via audio visual link.

In April, Smith and the little girl’s mother, Kristi Anne Abrahams, 27, were charged with the murder of six-year-old Kiesha, who was reported missing from her home at Mt Druitt, in western Sydney, on August 1 last year.

They were charged after human remains were found in bushland at Shalvey, near Mt Druitt, on April 22.

Smith was formally refused bail and his sentencing will be mentioned in the Supreme Court on February 3. He faces up to 25 years in jail.

Abrahams did not appear in court and her matter was adjourned to Penrith on March 9.

A small group of people, wearing purple T-shirts bearing Kiesha’s picture and the words “Forever in our hearts”, attended the short hearing.

UPDATE 10/06/11

MURDERED girl Kiesha Weippeart’s stepfather and mother took other people into bushland where her shallow grave was located just before they were arrested, it will be alleged.

A statement of police evidence against Kiesha’s mother Kristi Abrahams, 28, and stepfather Robert Smith, 31, reveals police will allege Smith indicated a shallow grave site to the people.

The police operation occurred on the night of April 21, when the pair were arrested after leaving bushland in Shalvey where the six-year-old’s remains were later found, police will allege.

Police will also allege that, following Kiesha’s disappearance last year, they found blood in her bedroom as well as the master bedroom, loungeroom and entrance to the unit she had shared with her mother and stepfather in Woodstock Ave, Mt Druitt.

“The blood is on the floors, doors, lounge and bedsheets,” police allege in the statement.

The documents allege blood stains that were not visible to the naked eye were discovered using luminol, a chemical police use to enhance the visibility of blood.

“This product revealed larger areas of blood that appeared to have been cleaned,” the statement by homicide squad detectives said.

It will also be alleged that Abrahams’ and Smith’s communications included a text message between the pair the night before they reported Kiesha missing, when they told police they were together with their children – including Kiesha – watching the movie The Golden Compass. Neither Abrahams nor Smith could explain the text.

It was revealed in police allegations that Kiesha was murdered on July 14.

She allegedly died after being thrown against the wall and knocked unconscious, causing blood to seep out of her ears. She was then allegedly put in the shower and, still wet, put to bed.

Police allege that the next morning, the six-year-old was dead but her parents left her body in the house until July 18, when they packed her remains into a suitcase and took it to the bushland in Shalvey.

They reported her missing to police on August 1.

Prosecutors will also rely on alleged comments made by Abrahams as she watched news coverage of missing Australian girl Zahra Baker, whose body was found in bushland in North Carolina.

THE mother and stepfather charged with murdering Kiesha Weippeart have said they want to leave jail to attend her funeral. How bloody dare they, they would not make it back alive. Do they realise how despised they are? Do they accept the position they are in? The evidence  is over whelming. These maggots need to die in jail, not leave it. For nothing, anytime, anywhere anyhow unless it is in a coffin!

No way in hell says Chris Weippeart, Kiesha's father...WE are with you mate!

Family of accused killers Kristi Abrahams and Robert Smith yesterday revealed the pair had indicated they would like to be allowed to publicly farewell the little girl when her funeral is held towards the end of the month.

However, the girl’s biological father Chris Weippeart said “hell would freeze over” before Abrahams and Smith would be welcomed at the funeral of his only daughter.

Abrahams and Smith are both being held on remand in Sydney jails, accused of killing Kiesha in July last year, then burying her body in a shallow bush grave.

From his hospital bed in western Sydney yesterday, where he is being treated for complications associated with his diabetes, Mr Weippeart vowed to do whatever he could to stop the pair from being able to attend the funeral.

“My family are the ones left to deal with all of this and arrange the best send-off for Kiesha that she deserves, and, I’m telling you, they are not coming.”

His mother Liz Weippeart said: “It infuriates me just thinking about it.”

But relatives of Abrahams and Smith said the pair should be allowed to attend the funeral like any other mourner, given the fact that they had raised Kiesha. Have a look at this picture un-named relatives! They lost their rights when they killed this little princess. They only way they will be leaving jail is in coffins…

Little girl lost ... Kiesha Weippeart

“I think they should be allowed to go … they are innocent until proven guilty,” Smith’s mother Rebecca said. Mrs Smith added that she had spoken to her son and Abrahams since they were charged with murder and refused bail on April 22, and that they were both “doing OK”.

A Corrective Services spokeswoman said that, while neither Abrahams or Smith had formally applied for day leave because a funeral date had not been set, it was unlikely they would be allowed to attend.

“There would also be security concerns about them attending that could not be addressed at such short notice,” the spokeswoman said.

Skeletal remains belonging to Kiesha were discovered in a shallow grave in bushland at Shalvey almost three weeks ago.

However, her funeral has been delayed because further testing needs to be carried out on the bones before they can be released to her family for burial.

Glebe Morgue has told the Weippeart family that the remains will be free for burial in about a fortnight.

Kristi Abrahams and Robert Smith attend little Kiesha's funeral? Over about one million Aussies dead bodies you maggots

Kiesha’s parents caught at her grave by police trap


UPDATE 16/12/11

  • Guilty plea after murder charge dropped
  • Kiesha went missing over a year ago
  • He now faces up to 25 years in jail I WONDER IF HE HAS SHIT HIMSELF BY THE THREATS HE BETTER PLEAD GUILTY  IN JAIL

THE stepfather of Sydney girl Kiesha Weippeart has pleaded guilty to her manslaughter after his murder charge was dropped.

Robert Smith’s lawyer entered guilty pleas at Penrith Local Court on the manslaughter charge and on a charge of being an accessory after the fact of murder.

Smith, 32, who was wearing prison greens, appeared via audio visual link.

In April, Smith and the little girl’s mother, Kristi Anne Abrahams, 27, were charged with the murder of six-year-old Kiesha, who was reported missing from her home at Mt Druitt, in western Sydney, on August 1 last year.

They were charged after human remains were found in bushland at Shalvey, near Mt Druitt, on April 22.

Smith was formally refused bail and his sentencing will be mentioned in the Supreme Court on February 3. He faces up to 25 years in jail.

Abrahams did not appear in court and her matter was adjourned to Penrith on March 9.

A small group of people, wearing purple T-shirts bearing Kiesha’s picture and the words “Forever in our hearts”, attended the short hearing.

 

KIESHA Abrahams was killed during an assault by her mother and step-father in their Sydney unit, her body left for three days before it was buried in a bush grave, police will allege.

Locals in western Sydney screamed at the police van carrying the pair as they were driven past Mt Druitt police station

Following the arrest and charging of Kristi Abrahams, 28, and Robert Smith, 31, over Kiesha’s alleged murder yesterday, The Daily Telegraph can now exclusively reveal the police case against the pair.

It will be alleged that, three days after her death – on or about July 20 last year – Kiesha’s body was carried from the Hebersham home in a suitcase.

Abrahams and Smith allegedly caught a taxi to a bush reserve in Shalvey, where the body was buried near the Air Services Australia land site.

Police will allege Smith later burned the suitcase.

There, in the lonely bush grave, the little girl remained undiscovered until yesterday, when Abrahams and Smith were arrested near the gravesite on what would have been Kiesha’s seventh birthday.

Under the cloak of darkness, and clutching a small bunch of flowers, the pair unwittingly walked into a police trap.

Unaware they were being followed by a carload of homicide investigators who were ready to pounce, Abrahams and Smith wandered into the bush on Thursday night, allegedly to visit Kiesha’s grave.

They left hours later, about 1am, and were immediately handcuffed by police, who had trailed them into the dense bushland and waited for them to emerge on to a well-lit nearby street.

As the sun came up yesterday over the Shalvey bushland, police began the grim search for the little girl’s remains. By 8am, police had located enough “small sized bones” to suggest they had found what they were looking for.

The shallow grave in which the child had been buried nine months ago had been disturbed over time.

For hours, forensic officers and homicide investigators painstakingly searched for any other clues they could find.

It was horrific work, part of a long and difficult police investigation.

Metre by metre, dozens of police scoured the bush site.

Their job was made more difficult by the length of time since the body was allegedly dumped there, and because it was an area regularly used by trail bike riders.

Police meticulously sifted through the long grass and around the base of tree trunks, looking for more evidence to finalise their investigation.

It was arduous work for up to 30 officers scattered through the bush.

It was necessarily slow and delicate police work carried out in rugged terrain.

Officers were seen mapping out an area which they believed to be part of the crime scene, then step-by-step, they scoured for evidence.

Many of the police involved in the search were parents themselves, adding an extra emotional difficulty to their grim task.

Even before Thursday night, detectives were finally ready to move in and make an arrest.

They had gathered intelligence that the couple would visit the child’s burial site some time around her birthday. They followed the couple’s every move until they travelled to the bushland site, and then made an arrest.

The Daily Telegraph has been told the couple booked themselves into a motel in the City on Thursday night.

Smith’s mother Rebecca drove them to Parramatta train station, where they were to board a train to Central.

Instead they boarded a west-bound train, each carrying an overnight bag, and got off at Mt Druitt station.

Police allege they bought a bunch of flowers at a local florist kiosk, then got into a taxi at the station and were driven to nearby Shalvey, where they then set off on foot into the bushland.

It is understood Abrahams and Smith spent hours in the area of Kiesha’s grave. They were arrested about 1am when they walked back to the first well-lit area, in Freya St.

Police allege Kiesha was murdered by Abrahams and Smith sometime between July 20 and 27, 2010.

The little girl was not reported missing until August 1, when her mother contacted police and said Kiesha was not in her bedroom when the family woke up that Sunday morning.

Police allege Abrahams called triple-0 to say she woke at 9.30am that day to find her daughter Kiesha missing from her bedroom and the front door of the unit open.

When police arrived at the unit, they allegedly spoke to Abrahams, who said Kiesha had either wandered from the home of her own accord, or she may have been abducted by someone who gained access via the unlocked door.

Police will allege the two theories are impossible because the door to the unit was heavy and hard to open without a fair amount of force, and the deadlock on the door was broken and it could only be unlocked from inside the unit.

Police will allege Smith told them that, the night before Kiesha was reported missing, the family watched a movie called The Golden Compass, then Kiesha was put to bed at about 9.30pm.

Police will allege that, when the unit was forensically searched, they found blood in Kiesha’s bedroom, in the master bedroom, on the loungeroom floor and at the entrance to the unit.

There was also allegedly blood on the floor, doors, lounge and bedsheets.

Throughout their investigation, police have spoken to family of Abrahams and Smith, and friends of the couple, who have given information about the way Kiesha was allegedly treated.

Police also allegedly spoke to a resident in the unit above the one occupied by Abrahams and Smiths who heard screaming about 6am the day Kiesha was reported missing.

Abrahams and Smith both chose not to appear in person or on screen in Parramatta Bail Court yesterday.

“[Abrahams] has indicated to me she is immensely distressed this morning,” the couple’s legal aid solicitor Alexander Reetov told the court.

Neither applied for bail and it was formally refused by registrar Ross Lawton, who remanded them in custody.

Both will reappear at Penrith Local Court next Friday.

Kiesha's parents caught at her grave by police trap


UPDATE 16/12/11

  • Guilty plea after murder charge dropped
  • Kiesha went missing over a year ago
  • He now faces up to 25 years in jail I WONDER IF HE HAS SHIT HIMSELF BY THE THREATS HE BETTER PLEAD GUILTY  IN JAIL

THE stepfather of Sydney girl Kiesha Weippeart has pleaded guilty to her manslaughter after his murder charge was dropped.

Robert Smith’s lawyer entered guilty pleas at Penrith Local Court on the manslaughter charge and on a charge of being an accessory after the fact of murder.

Smith, 32, who was wearing prison greens, appeared via audio visual link.

In April, Smith and the little girl’s mother, Kristi Anne Abrahams, 27, were charged with the murder of six-year-old Kiesha, who was reported missing from her home at Mt Druitt, in western Sydney, on August 1 last year.

They were charged after human remains were found in bushland at Shalvey, near Mt Druitt, on April 22.

Smith was formally refused bail and his sentencing will be mentioned in the Supreme Court on February 3. He faces up to 25 years in jail.

Abrahams did not appear in court and her matter was adjourned to Penrith on March 9.

A small group of people, wearing purple T-shirts bearing Kiesha’s picture and the words “Forever in our hearts”, attended the short hearing.

 

KIESHA Abrahams was killed during an assault by her mother and step-father in their Sydney unit, her body left for three days before it was buried in a bush grave, police will allege.

Locals in western Sydney screamed at the police van carrying the pair as they were driven past Mt Druitt police station

Following the arrest and charging of Kristi Abrahams, 28, and Robert Smith, 31, over Kiesha’s alleged murder yesterday, The Daily Telegraph can now exclusively reveal the police case against the pair.

It will be alleged that, three days after her death – on or about July 20 last year – Kiesha’s body was carried from the Hebersham home in a suitcase.

Abrahams and Smith allegedly caught a taxi to a bush reserve in Shalvey, where the body was buried near the Air Services Australia land site.

Police will allege Smith later burned the suitcase.

There, in the lonely bush grave, the little girl remained undiscovered until yesterday, when Abrahams and Smith were arrested near the gravesite on what would have been Kiesha’s seventh birthday.

Under the cloak of darkness, and clutching a small bunch of flowers, the pair unwittingly walked into a police trap.

Unaware they were being followed by a carload of homicide investigators who were ready to pounce, Abrahams and Smith wandered into the bush on Thursday night, allegedly to visit Kiesha’s grave.

They left hours later, about 1am, and were immediately handcuffed by police, who had trailed them into the dense bushland and waited for them to emerge on to a well-lit nearby street.

As the sun came up yesterday over the Shalvey bushland, police began the grim search for the little girl’s remains. By 8am, police had located enough “small sized bones” to suggest they had found what they were looking for.

The shallow grave in which the child had been buried nine months ago had been disturbed over time.

For hours, forensic officers and homicide investigators painstakingly searched for any other clues they could find.

It was horrific work, part of a long and difficult police investigation.

Metre by metre, dozens of police scoured the bush site.

Their job was made more difficult by the length of time since the body was allegedly dumped there, and because it was an area regularly used by trail bike riders.

Police meticulously sifted through the long grass and around the base of tree trunks, looking for more evidence to finalise their investigation.

It was arduous work for up to 30 officers scattered through the bush.

It was necessarily slow and delicate police work carried out in rugged terrain.

Officers were seen mapping out an area which they believed to be part of the crime scene, then step-by-step, they scoured for evidence.

Many of the police involved in the search were parents themselves, adding an extra emotional difficulty to their grim task.

Even before Thursday night, detectives were finally ready to move in and make an arrest.

They had gathered intelligence that the couple would visit the child’s burial site some time around her birthday. They followed the couple’s every move until they travelled to the bushland site, and then made an arrest.

The Daily Telegraph has been told the couple booked themselves into a motel in the City on Thursday night.

Smith’s mother Rebecca drove them to Parramatta train station, where they were to board a train to Central.

Instead they boarded a west-bound train, each carrying an overnight bag, and got off at Mt Druitt station.

Police allege they bought a bunch of flowers at a local florist kiosk, then got into a taxi at the station and were driven to nearby Shalvey, where they then set off on foot into the bushland.

It is understood Abrahams and Smith spent hours in the area of Kiesha’s grave. They were arrested about 1am when they walked back to the first well-lit area, in Freya St.

Police allege Kiesha was murdered by Abrahams and Smith sometime between July 20 and 27, 2010.

The little girl was not reported missing until August 1, when her mother contacted police and said Kiesha was not in her bedroom when the family woke up that Sunday morning.

Police allege Abrahams called triple-0 to say she woke at 9.30am that day to find her daughter Kiesha missing from her bedroom and the front door of the unit open.

When police arrived at the unit, they allegedly spoke to Abrahams, who said Kiesha had either wandered from the home of her own accord, or she may have been abducted by someone who gained access via the unlocked door.

Police will allege the two theories are impossible because the door to the unit was heavy and hard to open without a fair amount of force, and the deadlock on the door was broken and it could only be unlocked from inside the unit.

Police will allege Smith told them that, the night before Kiesha was reported missing, the family watched a movie called The Golden Compass, then Kiesha was put to bed at about 9.30pm.

Police will allege that, when the unit was forensically searched, they found blood in Kiesha’s bedroom, in the master bedroom, on the loungeroom floor and at the entrance to the unit.

There was also allegedly blood on the floor, doors, lounge and bedsheets.

Throughout their investigation, police have spoken to family of Abrahams and Smith, and friends of the couple, who have given information about the way Kiesha was allegedly treated.

Police also allegedly spoke to a resident in the unit above the one occupied by Abrahams and Smiths who heard screaming about 6am the day Kiesha was reported missing.

Abrahams and Smith both chose not to appear in person or on screen in Parramatta Bail Court yesterday.

“[Abrahams] has indicated to me she is immensely distressed this morning,” the couple’s legal aid solicitor Alexander Reetov told the court.

Neither applied for bail and it was formally refused by registrar Ross Lawton, who remanded them in custody.

Both will reappear at Penrith Local Court next Friday.

Police find Kiesha Abrahams Grave


Kristi Abrahams and Rob Smith charged with Kiesha Abrahams Murder. Police find grave today

Could it possibly be that these 2 monsters were visiting her grave last night and led the cops right in on her 7th Birthday?

UPDATE 11.05am: POLICE have located a shallow grave site where they believe the body of missing girl Kiesha Abrahams is located.

Scores of police are searching the area close by the grave, which was found in bushland at Shalvey, in Sydney’s west.

A senior police source said once forensic officers had scoured the area, they will dig up the grave.

The mother and stepfather of the missing Mt Druitt girl have been charged with her murder this morning, on what would have been her seventh birthday.

Kristi Abrahams, 28, and Robert Smith, 31, were arrested in a laneway in Freya St, Shalvey at about 1am this morning and taken to Mt Druitt police station to be questioned by homicide detectives.

They have been formally charged with the little girl’s murder and will face Parramatta Bail Court today.

Police have set up a crime scene in bushland near Shalvey.

More here 

Kiesha Abrahams little sister interviewed


HOMICIDE detectives have taken the extraordinary step of interviewing the three-year-old sister of missing girl Kiesha Abrahams without her parents being present.

As the search for the missing child enters its 100th day today, police confirmed they spent several hours with her younger sister Breeana in their quest for information.

Kristi Abrahams, Rob Smith & Breeana wait for news of missing daughter 6 year old Kiesha Abrahams missing from their Mount Druitt unit

Breanna’s mother Kristi Abrahams and stepfather Robert Smith were not allowed in the room.

Breeana was accompanied by a social worker who has been in close contact with the family since Kiesha was reported missing from her Mt Druitt home on August 1, as well as homicide detectives who have worked on the case.

Specialist investigators trained in working with children were brought in for the interview late last week, which included role playing to encourage the girl to speak to the officers.

But Ms Abrahams said yesterday she doubted if police achieved much by interrogating her youngest daughter.  Wow so hopeful, this mother…

“I know for a fact they got nothing, she doesn’t talk,” Ms Abrahams said. Is this the loving hopeful mother saying this? Willing to try anything to find her daughter?

She said the child is not comfortable around people she doesn’t know, including the police. “She doesn’t talk to the police, she doesn’t talk to anyone,” she said.

Ms Abrahams said Breeana has not been talkative since Kiesha went missing. But she said Breeana often comments on her older sister’s absence from the family, and says “Sissy gone”.

Police would not comment on what had prompted them to formally speak with the child, one of the youngest people in NSW to be interviewed by police, other than to say it was about “right timing”.

Six-year-old Kiesha was reported missing from her family’s Woodstock Ave home.

Her mother and step-father have denied any involvement in her disappearance, and insist she was kidnapped or wandered off and met with foul play.

Residents in western Sydney yesterday held a candle ceremony on the 100th day anniversary since her disappearance.

The ceremony is one of dozens which have been held at a shrine outside her home.

“We have to keep doing things for Kiesha, to keep her name out there, to get answers … we have to,” organiser Sharyn Greeves said.

sHer mother said the family had their own shrine set up in their home, and would mark the occasion in a private way.

“Every day is hard, it doesn’t matter how long it’s been, it’s all hard,” Ms Abrahams said.

Kiesha breakthrough-Parents charged with MURDER


UPDATE 16/12/11

  • Guilty plea after murder charge dropped
  • Kiesha went missing over a year ago
  • He now faces up to 25 years in jail I WONDER IF HE HAS SHIT HIMSELF BY THE THREATS HE BETTER PLEAD GUILTY  IN JAIL

THE stepfather of Sydney girl Kiesha Weippeart has pleaded guilty to her manslaughter after his murder charge was dropped.

Robert Smith’s lawyer entered guilty pleas at Penrith Local Court on the manslaughter charge and on a charge of being an accessory after the fact of murder.

Smith, 32, who was wearing prison greens, appeared via audio visual link.

In April, Smith and the little girl’s mother, Kristi Anne Abrahams, 27, were charged with the murder of six-year-old Kiesha, who was reported missing from her home at Mt Druitt, in western Sydney, on August 1 last year.

They were charged after human remains were found in bushland at Shalvey, near Mt Druitt, on April 22.

Smith was formally refused bail and his sentencing will be mentioned in the Supreme Court on February 3. He faces up to 25 years in jail.

Abrahams did not appear in court and her matter was adjourned to Penrith on March 9.

A small group of people, wearing purple T-shirts bearing Kiesha’s picture and the words “Forever in our hearts”, attended the short hearing.

MASSIVE NEWS THIS MORNING 22/04/11

THE mother and stepfather of missing Mt Druitt girl Kiesha Abrahams have been charged with her murder, on what would have been her seventh birthday.

Kristi Abrahams, 28, and Robert Smith, 31, were arrested in a laneway in Freya St, Shalvey, in Sydney’s west, at about 1am and taken to Mt Druitt police station to be questioned by homicide detectives.

They have both been formally charged with the little girl’s murder and will face Parramatta Bail Court today.

Police have also set up a crime scene in bushland near Shalvey.

More than a dozen locals have converged on Mt Druitt police station to shout abuse at the pair.

It is understood the two will be held at Penrith Remand Centre ahead of their court appearance this morning.

Robert Smith’s mother Rebecca is in Mt Druitt hospital after experiencing chest pains early this morning.

Kiesha was reported missing from her home in Woodstock Avenue last August, and since then Ms Abrahams and Mr Smith have been interviewed by police on at least two occasions.

Police set up a task force named Strike Force Jarocin last year to investigate her disappearance.

The pair issued a plea for information just days after they reported Kiesha missing, with a tearful Ms Abrahams begging people “anyone that’s seen her can they please go to the police”.

Mr Smith also said during their appeal that he had no idea where his stepdaughter was, saying “If I had any idea we’d be there looking.”

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Police search a Western Sydney park following reports that a bag containing human remains was seen in the area.
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Police examine the contents of a bin which allegedly contained a bloodstained vest 

Kiesha Abrahams

Kiesha Abrahams disappeared from her Mount Druitt home in Sydney five weeks ago.

THE search for missing schoolgirl Kiesha Abrahams took a bizarre twist yesterday, with a report that a body had been found dumped inside a duffle bag at a western Sydney park.

Police attending the scene failed to locate any trace of the remains but found what appeared to be a blood-stained shirt.

The unusual chain of events began at 4pm on Saturday when police received a call from a woman who claimed she found a duffle bag containing human remains near Cabramatta Creek in southwest Sydney.

When police arrived at the scene, there was no trace of the bag or a body. But, interestingly, police sniffer dogs reacted as if they smelled the scent of remains.

Yesterday, police carried out an extensive ground and air search at Edwin Wheeler Oval, Sadlier.

They found no body, but discovered a yellow shirt covered in what appeared to be blood.

Local woman Katrina Parker said she was the one who discovered the shirt inside a bin.

“We were just sitting on the park bench having a cigarette and when we went to put our rubbish in the bin there was a fluoro work shirt just sitting on top of the bin,” she told The Daily Telegraph.

“It was fairly stained in a dark red but nothing like a dirt stain. It was definitely blood.”

The shirt – along with a rubber ball, a yellow belt and blood-stained paper towels – was removed by a forensic team and taken to the laboratory for testing.

Acting Superintendent Steve Corry said yesterday those items were not believed to be linked to the bag of human remains allegedly found but he refused to comment on the duffle bag.

Asked whether he had considered the possibility of the initial reports being a hoax, Supt Corry said: “We take all information from the public seriously.”

Meanwhile, the mother and stepfather of Kiesha Abrahams yesterday spent an hour at their former home unit at Mt Druitt – from where the six-year-old allegedly disappeared five weeks ago – to collect their belongings and take them to their new address.

They quickly entered the new block and did not stop to look at the large community shrine outside the unit dedicated to their missing daughter.

The couple refused to comment on the police search for the body in the bag being carried out near Liverpool. They have consistently denied any involvement in Keisha’s disappearance.

Police say we know who murdered Kiesha Abrahams


I wonder who the “Suspect” is. There would not be too many in the pool of suspects for this horrible crime, so I think the parents better enjoy their weekend.It will be a long time before they get a sniff of fresh air outside jail walls for a long long time
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Kiesha Abrahams was reported missing five weeks ago. Police believe she has been murdered

  • Police closing in on suspect
  • Kiesha missing for five weeks
  • It has taken time to gather evidence

POLICE are confident they know who is responsible for the disappearance of Kiesha Abrahams and it is only a matter of time before the suspect is arrested.

Five weeks since the six-year-old was reported missing from her home in Mt Druitt, NSW, an exhaustive investigation appears to be close to a result.

Police sources yesterday said they were closing in on the person suspected of murdering the schoolgirl. It is understood police have had to take their time in order to gather supportive evidence.

But a spokesman for Strike Force Jarocin, set up to investigate Kiesha’s disappearance, would not comment yesterday on an imminent arrest.

The news of an impending arrest came as the child’s mother, Kristi Abrahams, and stepfather, Robert Smith, made an application to Housing NSW to be relocated from the priority accommodation they were given days after their child was reported missing on August 1.

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The couple lived in a Housing-owned unit where Kiesha was last seen, but asked to be moved after her disappearance.

They were housed in a motel before being moved to another suburb.

But it is believed the pair requested to be moved to a home closer to Mr Smith’s family in the Mt Druitt area.

But while police may be treating the little girl’s disappearance as a suspected murder, the western Sydney community rallied again last night with a prayer session outside Kiesha’s former home.

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Kristi Abrahams denies killing her own daughter


Kiesha's mum Kristi Abrahams insists she didn't kill her daughter

Kiesha's mum Kristi Abrahams insists she didn't kill her daughter

THE mother of missing Kiesha Abrahams insisted tearfully yesterday that she had nothing to do with her daughter’s disappearance and suspected murder as the girl’s father admitted that her upbringing was far from ideal.

Kristi Abrahams said that she was bewildered by suggestions she may have harmed six-year-old Kiesha.

“It’s disgusting what they’re saying,” she said of the rumours.

“They (the public) need to stop judging me. They don’t know me.”

Ms Abrahams reported Kiesha missing on Sunday morning, telling police she believed the girl had been stolen from her bed or had wandered off during the night.

Close family and friends had not seen Kiesha since July 7, when she was at a western Sydney hospital after the birth of her new brother Levi.

Asked where Kiesha was for the unaccountable three-and-a-half weeks, Ms Abrahams replied: “With me.”

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Crippled by grief

She said that allegations she was not a good mother to Kiesha were hurtful and untrue.

The Daily Telegraph yesterday revealed details of Kiesha’s harsh childhood. She at one stage was bitten by an adult so badly she required hospitalisation.

The little girl was known to multiple government agencies, including the New South Wales Department of Education because she had been to school only about five days this year.

Ms Abrahams and her partner, Rob Smith, were taken to Mt Druitt police station to speak with detectives at 4pm yesterday and returned home last night.

Ms Abrahams said that they had been crippled by grief and fear, as they waited for news on the huge search for Kiesha.

Kiesha’s father, Chris Weippeart, said yesterday that he was still clinging to the hope Kiesha would be found alive and well but his gut feeling was not an optimistic one.

“I don’t think we’re going to find her alive. I hope we do, I really hope so, but my instinct tells me it’s bad,” he said.

Blood under the skin

Police officers have confirmed that the chances of finding Kiesha alive are “pretty slim”.

Mr Weippeart, who was also questioned by police yesterday, admitted he had not played a large role in his daughter’s life, but insisted he cared about her as if she was living with him every day.

He spent the first two years of her life living with her and Ms Abrahams.

It was a period he remembers fondly, but admits his daughter’s upbringing was far from ideal.

Mr Weippeart said that he had seen his daughter only occasionally since splitting from Ms Abrahams, but he insisted he loved her and thinks of her often.

“She is my little girl. She came here a few times and I used to see her at the shops and that,” he said.

He confirmed that Kiesha had been admitted to hospital after being bitten by an adult.

Asked about that day, he said: “I’ll never forget seeing that. She was about 18 or 19 months . . . it (the bite) was on the shoulder, through her clothing.

“It was so bad . . . there was blood under the skin.”

Candlelight ceremony

The Daily Telegraph has been informed of the identity of the person who allegedly bit Kiesha, but cannot reveal the name for legal reasons.

Mr Weippeart said his relationship with Ms Abrahams had been amicable since their break-up and he had no ill feelings towards her or Mr Smith.

Last night, hundreds of people joined together for a candlelight ceremony in honour of Kiesha.

The Candlelight Walk was a mark of respect to the little girl and something “to show we care”, organisers said.

“The more hearts bleeding for this child, the more likely we are of finding her safe and well,” organiser Kylie Connors said.

Scores of SES volunteers, along with NSW Fire Brigade officers continued to scour bushland and parks throughout western Sydney yesterday, the fourth day of the search.