Jenny Hayes Wiki – Jenny Hayes Bio
Jenny Hayes is a native of Melbourne, who is accused of lighting a blaze that killed three people, including a three-week-old baby, has sobbed and shaken her head as she vowed to fight the charges.
Ms. Hayes today entered a plea of not guilty to six charges in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court over the fire at Point Cook in December last year which left Abigail Forrest, her partner Inderpal Singh and their daughter Ivy dead.
She is 46 years old.
Jenny Hayes Accused of Triple Murder
She is accused of starting the blaze in the early hours of December 2 last year that gutted the upper story of the Totem Way townhouse.
Inderpal Singh, 28, Abigail Forrest, 19, and their baby Ivy Forrest were inside.
In December last year, emergency services were called to a blaze at Totem Way in Point Cook where they found the three bodies.
Ms. Hayes was arrested a day later and charged with murder and arson causing death.
The 46-year-old did not make an application for bail and was remanded in custody until her next appearance in the Supreme Court in May.
Ivy, the couple’s only child, was only three weeks old when she died.
Her dad Inderpal Singh was 28 and her mum, Abbey Forrest, was 19.
Abbey’s sister Emily Forrest gave an emotional tribute to her younger sibling after the tragedy, saying she had the “biggest, boldest personality”.
“She was an amazing mum; she just took to it like a duck to water. I’m so incredibly proud of her,” Emily said.
“She was absolutely smitten. She was so over the moon to become a mum and she did so well.
Emily said her sister’s partner Indi was a “very loving man” who adored Abbey and their daughter.
Ms. Hayes at times rocked backward and forwards with her head in her hands during the brief court hearing.
The rest of the time she sat with her arms folded on the table in front of her, continuously crying as lawyers and a magistrate discussed her case.
Appearing over a video link from custody, her red hair had been cut off and she wore a shapeless blue jumper.
“You seem a bit upset,” magistrate Timothy Bourke commented as he brought her case forward.
The Fawkner woman, a sex worker, did not know any of her alleged victims, police said after the tragic day.
The alleged circumstances of the fire have not yet been aired in court.
But Ms. Hayes will soon face trial in the Supreme Court of Victoria for the alleged triple murder.
A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for next week.
Ms. Hayes will next appear in the Supreme Court on May 6.