The wealthy owner of a Kensington-based antiques business allegedly strangled his seven-year-old daughter Sophia using the cord of a dressing gown, a court heard.
Robert Peters, 55, appeared at the Old Bailey on Wednesday (November 8) after being arrested and charged with attempted murder as doctors battled to save his daughter's life.
Mr Peters' charge is set to be upgraded to murder after Sophia died in hospital on Saturday (November 4), the court heard.
She was treated at their £1m home in Raynes Park, southwest London, on Friday (November 3) after emergency services were called at around 8am
Three-times married Mr Peters had recently moved to his home in Blenheim Street, Raynes Park, with Sophia's mum Krittiya.
He is said to have business assets of £1.3million.
Prosecutor Deanna Heer said: "The defendant began to make preparations for the killing by taking the dressing gown cord which was later found tied around Sophia's neck."
Mr Peters was remanded in custody until his next appearance at the Old Bailey on Friday (November 10).
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