A MUM who slowly starved his daughter to death faces prison after pleading guilty to negligent manslaughter.
Elaine Clarke, 49, admitted killing her disabled daughter, Debbie Leitch, 24, whose body was found “severely emaciated and covered with scales”.
A 24-year-old man with Down syndrome was found dead by emergency services in a home in Blackpool, Lancs. In August 2019.
An autopsy revealed that Debbie’s cause of death was severe emaciation and neglect, and that she suffered from a widespread scabies skin infection.
Six people have been arrested in connection with her death.
Clarke was charged with negligent manslaughter.
Her former partner, Robert Bruce, 45, from Leeds, West Yorks., was charged with allowing or causing the death of a vulnerable adult but charges against him were later dropped. cancel.
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Clarke previously pleaded not guilty to murdering his vulnerable daughter but changed his plea just 10 days before the case went to trial.
She will be sentenced on February 7.
Judge Amanda Justice Yip told her: “You know well the inevitable outcome that you’ll end up in jail, and I think it’s time I put you in jail to make sure you’re here. on time, next time.
She added: “As far as (Mr Bruce) is concerned, a not guilty verdict has been reached and (he) will be released.”
https://www.thesun.ie/news/8244590/mum-starved-daughter-death-faces-jail-body-emaciated/ Mother, 48, who slowly starved her daughter to death faces jail after her body was found ‘severely emaciated and covered with scales’