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The parents of a teenage girl who died of obesity-related health problems are to stand trial in her death after they allegedly neglected her by allowing her to become overweight.
Kaylea Titford, 16, was found dead in her bed by her mother, Sarah Lloyd-Jones, at her family home in Newtown, Powys, in October 2020.
Ms. Lloyd-Jones, 39, and Kaylea’s father, Alun Titford, 44, were charged with gross negligent homicide and causing or allowing the death of a child or vulnerable person.
The charge also states that they failed to “ensure that he was given sufficient exercise, was in a hygienic condition, had a safe and hygienic environment, maintained his physical health, or sought reasonable medical help.”
The couple, from Newton, Powys, denied the charges in Mold Crown Court. A provisional trial date has been set for January 16, 2023.
Judge Rhys Rowlands granted the couple conditional bail until trial, which he said is expected to last four to five weeks.
In an earlier investigation in Pontypridd, South Wales, it was heard that Kaylea, who had spina bifida, suffered from “multiple medical problems” throughout her life and was immobile.
Her paramedics pronounced her dead at 8:12 am on October 10, 2020 after she was discovered by her mother.
The couple, from Newton, Powys, denied the charges in Mold Crown Court. A provisional trial date has been set for January 16, 2023
Coroner Graeme Hughes deferred the investigation until the conclusion of the criminal investigation.
“While Dr. James’ proposed medical cause of death may be natural, the circumstances that precipitated Kaleigh’s death are being investigated by Dyfed-Powys Police,” he said.
“As such, those investigations give me reason to suspect that Kaleigh’s death may be unnatural, in the sense that a natural cause of death may be considered unnatural when there is some culpable human involvement or contribution to that death.”
Causes of Death
The medical cause of death was “inflammation and infection in extensive areas of ulceration resulting from obesity and its complications in a girl with spina bifida and hydrocephalus.”