Kristi Anne Abrahams, the Mount Druitt mother accused of killing her six-year-old daughter, Kiesha Weippeart, has waived her right to a committal hearing, electing instead to go straight to a murder trial.
Police allege that Ms Abrahams, 29, and her partner Robert Smith, 31, killed Kiesha on or about July 13, 2010, in the couple's Mount Druitt home.
They say Smith and Ms Abrahams then buried the girl's remains in a series of shallow graves in nearby Shalvey.
On April 22 last year - on what would have been Kiesha's seventh birthday - the pair were charged with murdering her.
Smith later pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the basis that, between July 13, 2010 and April 2, 2011, he "received, harboured, maintained and assisted" Ms Abrahams.
Ms Abrahams was due to face a committal today (July 16)- the hearing that determines whether there is sufficient evidence for a matter to go to trial.
But her lawyer Angus Webb told the court that his client wished to waive her right to do so.
She sat emotionless in the dock as her decision was announced to the court.
In formally committing Ms Abrahams to trial on September 6, magistrate Peter Feather took the unusual step of calling on the local community to restrain the anger they have expressed towards Ms Abrahams.
"It was understandable that the community was horrified when it was reported that a six-year-girl was missing and could not be located," he said.
"It was equally understandable that, when the community discovered the young girl had died in the care of those who were meant to protect her, they were outraged ... and felt a lot of animosity.
"But it must not be forgotten that this society is based on the rule of law. Every citizen has the right to a fair trial. The community must allow justice to be done."
A small number of locals from the Voice of Kiesha support group were present at the court from early this morning, wearing the purple T-shirts that are a tribute to Kiesha's favourite colour, and setting up placards outside.
Speaking outside court, a former neighbour of the family, Alison Anderson said she had wanted to "lunge" at Ms Abrahams when she came into court.
"She couldn't even look at anybody in the court - it was very hard to sit there and not say anything," Ms Anderson said.
"The good thing about today is that we're now getting justice and Kiesha will be set free once and for all. Our community can now begin to deal with her loss."