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Judge's advice to the accused baby murderer

A young mother is continuing to represent her case herself rather than hiring a lawyer as she faces murder charges following the death of her seven-month-old baby, a court has heard.

Noemi Kondacs, 24, was charged with murder along with her husband Reinhardt Bosch, 35, after their son Rhuan died at their home on Mount Samson Road in Yugar, northwest of Brisbane, on November 3, 2022.

Reinhardt Bosch and Noemi Kondacs are suspected of killing their seven-month-old son.

Reinhardt Bosch and Noemi Kondacs are suspected of killing their seven-month-old son.

Ms Kondacs was initially also accused of torture, until the public prosecutor's office withdrew this charge in February and replaced it with an additional charge of failure to provide essential goods.

The Crown will accuse Ms Kondacs in court of failing to assist her son between April 11 and November 2, 2022.

During a brief appearance in the Brisbane Supreme Court on Thursday, Ms Kondacs confirmed to the court her decision to represent herself.

Judge Peter Callaghan told Ms Kondacs that he had “encouraged” her to seek legal representation “in the past” but that the legal proceedings must continue.

“We just have to keep moving forward,” he said.

“I ask you to continue to keep my words in mind as you make your decision now.

“Things will move forward now that you've had the opportunity to do things differently.”

Ms Kondacs had previously told the court that she had chosen to “trust in the Lord” during the course of her case and had stood trial for the murder of her child without a lawyer.

Rhuan Immanuel Bosch died in the family home.Rhuan Immanuel Bosch died in the family home.

Rhuan Immanuel Bosch died in the family home.

Mr Bosch is accused of murder and torture.Mr Bosch is accused of murder and torture.

Mr Bosch is accused of murder and torture.

Judge Callaghan adjourned the matter for further review until 11 July, when he will appear alongside Ms Kondacs' co-accused and the father of her child, Mr Bosch.

As she was returned to her cells, Ms Kondacs thanked the court.

Mr Bosch is also accused of murdering and torturing her son.

The South African-born youth worker is also charged with assaulting Rhuan with a violent object.

Neither Mr Bosch nor Ms Kondacs entered a plea in court.

Police will allege in court that on the day of their son's alleged murder, Mr Bosch and Ms Kondacs prayed over his injured body before calling an ambulance.

According to court documents, Rhuan had “visible” injuries when police arrived at the house and discovered the scene of the “confrontation.”