Saturday March 27th 2021
Tragic death in England
Mother is partying for six days – daughter dies
A young mother celebrates her 18th birthday in England for several days. Meanwhile, her 20-month-old daughter is home alone. When the woman returns, the baby is dead. The autopsy sees neglect as the cause of death. The mother pleaded guilty in court.
To celebrate her 18th birthday, a young mother in England left her little daughter alone for days – the girl died. The now 19-year-old admitted manslaughter in court, as the newspaper “The Times” reported. The 20-month-old girl died of neglect, the autopsy revealed. She was hungry, thirsty, and caught the flu.
Mother and daughter lived in a council flat in the southern English coastal city of Brighton. Social workers have an office in the complex, but according to the authorities, the apartments are not checked. Surveillance camera footage showed the teenager left the apartment on the afternoon of his 18th birthday and didn’t return until six days later. In the meantime, the young woman celebrated sometimes more than 200 kilometers from Brighton, in London, Coventry and Solihull.
In court, the 19-year-old pleaded guilty to killing her daughter between December 4 and 12, 2019. She only spoke to confirm her name and to pledge her guilt. The Times reported that she put her hands over her face and wiped a tear from her eye after the manslaughter charges were read. Her father was present in the courtroom.
The mother had dialed the emergency number 999 at around 6 p.m. on December 11th to announce that her baby would not wake up anymore. It was eventually pronounced dead on arrival at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton.
Chief Investigator Andy Wolstenholme said: “This has been a particularly harrowing investigation for my team and me. We take note of the admission of guilt in this case and continue to prepare for the May conviction.” The guilty verdict is expected on May 28th.