Trial for Victoria mom accused of killing her toddler underway

Kaela Mehl is charged with first degree murder in 2015 case

Kaela Mehl is charged with the murder of her daughter in 2015. (Facebook)

The trial of a Victoria mother accused of killing her young daughter has begun at the Victoria Law Courts, with disturbing details revealed in an admission Monday.

Kaela Mehl is charged with the first degree murder in September 2015 of her 18-month-old daughter, to which she has pleaded not guilty, although on Monday she Mehl admitted to killing her daughter by feeding her sleeping pills before smothering her, media reports say.

The trial is expected to continue for three weeks.

lauren.boothby@vicnews.com

Read Victoria News’ coverage of the Kaela Mehl murder trial

Oct. 4: Kaela Mehl guilty of first degree murder, sentenced to life in prison

Oct. 4: First degree murder conviction requires killing be planned and deliberate

Oct. 3: Jury must determine degree of planning in killing of toddler

Sept 28: Crown challenges psychiatrist as defence wraps in Mehl murder case

Sept: 27: Drafted suicide note revealed Mehl’s mental state: psychiatrist

Sept: 26: Victoria woman hired P.I. during custody battle

Sept. 21: Victoria woman had a mental disorder when she killed daughter: psychiatrist

Sept. 19: First responders describe gruesome Victoria crime scene to jury

Sept. 16: Mehl murder trial: “She was a good mother”

Sept. 14: Emotional day in Kaela Mehl trial as defendant’s suicide email read aloud

Sept. 13: Saanich police cautioned couple night before toddler was found dead

Sept. 12: Victoria mom charged with toddler’s murder weeps listening to recording of daughter crying

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