An Australian nanny was charged Tuesday with killing the baby she was caring for in a British case echoing the controversial U.S. trial last year of Louise Woodward.
Louise Sullivan, 26, was originally charged with grievous bodily harm following the death of six-month-old Caroline Jongen.But after an inquiry that took British police to Sullivan's home city of Sydney, the charge was changed to murder at a hearing in a London magistrates court.
Sullivan will go on trial at London's criminal court Sept. 1.
Caroline Jongen, the daughter of a London-based Dutch banker and his French wife, died in a hospital on April 21, four days after an ambulance took her from her home with critical brain injuries.
A pathologist told an inquest that Caroline appeared to be victim of "shaken baby syndrome."
Briton Louise Woodward was allowed to return home last month after appeal judges in the United States confirmed her sentence of manslaughter in the death of her charge, baby Matthew Eappen.