A best-selling author has been charged with child murder over the death of her seven-month-old daughter.
Fiori Giovanni, 35, was due to face Melbourne Magistrates Court today but her lawyer appeared in court via video link instead.null
However, the baby Ilen was reportedly found unconscious at the family’s Southbank home in Melbourne at 7.20 am on July 18, 7News reports.
Police allege Giovanni left her daughter and two-year-old son in a bath unattended before finding the baby underwater.
It is alleged the infant was unresponsive when her mother came back.
Thereafter, the paramedics tried to revive Ilen but she died at the scene.
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