A mother and father have been found guilty of murdering their 16-year-old disabled daughter in what will be the first televised court hearing in Wales.
Her mother, Sarah Lloyd-Jones, 39, pleaded guilty to manslaughter due to gross negligence last year, but her father, Alan Titford, denied the charges and was convicted in a trial last month.
The teenager weighed 22 lbs 13 lbs and had a BMI of 70 at death, and her body was found in her bedroom “not suitable for any animal”.
Evidence showed that the teenager, who was wheelchair-bound and dependent on others for care, was wearing dirty clothes and laying on soiled bed linen and puppy training pads.
She died after suffering from inflammation and infection from ulcers caused by obesity and immobility.
A paramedic called to the house on October 10 said she felt sick because of an “unbearable” putrid odor in her room.
An examination of her body found maggots that were thought to have eaten on her body in the last days of her life.
At trial, Titford claimed that Lloyd-Jones was in charge of caring for Kayleigh, and when asked why he made his daughter so depressed, the movers said, “I’m lazy.” rice field.
Kaley attended Newtown High School and was described by staff as “funny and talkative”, but she didn’t return after the coronavirus lockdown in March 2020.
The couple are due to be sentenced at the Swansea Criminal Court before that. high court Judge Griffith’s verdict will be available to the public on television and online.
It will be the first public hearing in Wales since the law was changed last year to allow cameras in criminal courts for the first time.
The verdict of Ben Oliver, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter to his grandfather David Oliver at the Old Bailey Court in London, was the first case to be televised in England or Wales last July.
The move, which comes after a 20-year campaign by BBC News, ITN, Sky News and PA news agencies, is aimed at increasing the public’s understanding of how sentencing decisions are made and promoting transparency in the judicial system. It was intended to help improve
COVERAGE IS LIMITED TO THE PART OF THE PROCEEDINGS IN WHICH A JUDGE SHALL RANGE AND REASON A JUDGMENT WITHOUT CONSIDERATION OF DEFENDANTS, VICTIMS, JURY, ATTORNEYS OR WITNESSES.
The footage will be broadcast with a slight delay so as not to transmit violent or abusive responses in court.
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