A mother has admitted killing her baby daughter and dumping her body in a bin.
Federica Boscolo-Gnolo denied murder but pleaded guilty to a single charge of manslaughter due to diminished responsibility during the hearing at the Central Criminal Court this morning (February 22).
The prosecution said it would accept her plea.
The Italian national, of no fixed abode, was arrested in January last year after she reported the disappearance of her child , Farah Boscolo-Gnolo, from the Lily Hotel in Earls Court.
The child’s body was left in a bin and has never recovered.
It had previously been reported that she had been staying at a hotel in Fulham with her daughter.
The court heard that Boscolo-Gnolo, who had been living and working in the UK since 2013, had checked into the Lily Hotel on January 24 2015 with Farah and just a few posessions.
She checked out of the hotel without Farah on the same day before contacting her parents in Italy. They were concerned for their daughter and granddaughter’s welfare and flew to London on January 29.
They took their daughter to Hammersmith police station to report Farah missing but detectives later arrested Boscolo-Gnolo in connection with the baby’s disappearance.
Officers searched the hotel and rubbish dump but were unable to find Farah’s body. They also appealed for information on a bag they believed the body was discarded in .
Detective Inspector Jamie Stevenson, of the Metropolitan Police’s Homicide and Major Crime Command said: “This is a tragic case for all involved and Boscolo-Gnolo will have to live with her actions for the rest of her life.
“Farah had already been rejected by her father who chose not to be a part of her life. She was then victim to the one person who should have protected her most.
“Boscolo-Gnolo’s parents now have to come to terms with losing their daughter, and their granddaughter who they were just getting to know.”
The mum, from Chioggia bear Venice is expected to be sentenced at the same court on April 8 after the judge asked for pre-sentence reports.
The 32-year-old was remanded in custody.