By Tom Minear, Herald Sun

Woman charged over Vic lake deaths

 
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A MOTHER has been charged with murdering three of her children after the Wyndham Vale lake tragedy.

Akon Guode, 36, faced an out of sessions hearing last night after she was taken into custody at Melbourne West police station just after midday.

She was charged with murdering four-year-old twins Madit and Hanger and one-year-old Bol.

Ms Guode was also charged with the attempted murder of Aluel, 6, who survived when the family’s Toyota Kluger plunged into Lake Gladman on April 8.

Akon Guode in the rear of a police car. Picture: Jay Town

Akon Guode in the rear of a police car last night. Picture: Jay Town

Akon Guode is comforted by family and friends at a fundraiser. Picture: Ian Currie

Akon Guode is comforted by family and friends at a fundraiser. Picture: Ian Currie

One-year-old Bol and four-year-old twins Hanger and Madit.

One-year-old Bol and four-year-old twins Hanger and Madit.

The hearing, before bail justice Ken Coughlan, was told of the charges against Guode after she was interviewed by Homicide Squad detectives.

Detective Sen-Constable Dustin Sheppard confirmed she had been taken into custody and charged over the death of her three children.

Ms Guode was remanded in custody.

Asked if she had any concerns with being placed in custody, Ms Guode said through an interpreter: “I have no concerns … Since I moved to Australia, I have not get into trouble with anyone.”

She also clutched her chest and said she was having “a little bit of chest pain” but that she did not require any medication currently.

She was remanded to appear before Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today.

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