Queensland mum pleads guilty to manslaughter of baby daughter


A young Queensland mother who killed her seven-week-old daughter will be sentenced in April after pleading guilty to manslaughter.

Michelle Catherine Leask calmly said "guilty, you honour," when arraigned over the April 2012 death of her baby, Lili Cataldo, during a brief hearing at the Brisbane Supreme Court on Wednesday morning.

A charge of murder was withdrawn following the plea.

Michelle Leask leaves the Supreme Court in Brisbane, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. Ms Leask pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of her 7 week old daughter Lili Cataldo between April 28 and May 5, 2012. Photo: AAP
Leask holding the hand of a young man, didn't comment outside court. Photo: AAP.

Leask left court holding the hand of a young man and didn't comment.