An Adelaide mother accused of allowing her severely-disabled
daughter to starve to death has been ordered to stand trial
Adelaide Magistrates Court has previously been told the
27-year-old woman only weighed 12 kilos when she died in
March last year.
In the same court today, Angela Puhle, 56, of North Brighton,
pleaded not guilty to murder between March 14 and 19 last
year and was committed to stand trial in the South Australian
Prosecutors have alleged Puhle deliberately caused the death
by neglecting to adequately feed and care for her daughter,
who died from a lung infection and dehydration.
Both her parents were charged, but her father Harry Puhle
died on Christmas Eve.
Their daughter was a quadriplegic and suffered from
conditions including cerebral palsy, hypsarrhythmia and
scoliosis of the spine.
Puhle's bail was continued and the matter was adjourned to
the Supreme Court on December 3.