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Date set for child murder accused mother Theresa Riggi

Theresa Riggi with Cecilia and twins Luke and Austin. (Picture obtained by the BBC)
Image caption Theresa Riggi allegedly murdered Cecilia and twins Luke and Austin

A woman accused of murdering her three children is due to appear at the high court next month, the BBC Scotland news website has learned.

Twins Austin and Luke Riggi, eight, and their sister Cecilia, five, were found dead in Edinburgh on 4 August, after moving from Skene, Aberdeenshire.

Theresa Riggi, 46, was later charged with murder.

The Crown Office said there would be a preliminary hearing on 21 January at the High Court in Edinburgh.

California-born Mrs Riggi last appeared in court in September.

She appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court and was remanded in custody.

The children were found in a flat in Edinburgh's Slateford Road.

A funeral service for the three children was later held in Aberdeen.

Their father Pasquale Riggi had earlier described them as a "beautiful blessing".

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