Mother denies murder of disabled daughter

An Adelaide mother accused of allowing her severely-disabled daughter to starve to death has been ordered to stand trial for murder.

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 Supreme Court.

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.

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