A Greek woman accused of killing her hospitalized 9-year-old daughter was ordered held in pre-trial prison custody late Monday.
Roula Pispirigou from the western port city of Patras is held under enhanced protection measures to prevent her from being attacked by other inmates.
Earlier the 33-year-old suspect was led under heavy police guard to an Athens court for an arraignment, as screaming onlookers hurled insults and tried to assault her.
Authorities are also investigating the deaths of the suspect’s two other daughters. She has denied any wrongdoing, and her lawyer said Monday that his client believes the death she has been charged with may be due to medical error.
The suspect was arrested last week after an anesthetic drug was found in samples of her nine-year-old daughter Georgina who died in January following a lengthy stay in hospital.