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A UK mother has admitted to killing her teenage daughter by allowing her to be morbidly obese.
Sarah Lloyd-Jones, 39, pleaded guilty to gross negligent homicide and allowing the death of a child for failing to care for her daughter Kaylea Titford, 16, according to Wales News Service.
The wheelchair-bound teenager was found dead in bed at her family’s home in Wales in October 2020, having suffered “multiple medical problems” including spina bifida, according to the report.
Both parents were accused of allowing her to become morbidly obese by failing to control her diet and exercise, and then failing to obtain medical help from her when she clearly needed it, the outlet said.
In pleading guilty at the December 12 hearing, Lloyd-Jones admitted in Mold crown court that it had been “reasonably foreseeable” that her actions would lead to an apparent risk of death.A separate hearing on the girl’s cause of death had previously heard that it was due to “inflammation and infection in extensive areas of ulceration resulting from obesity and its complications in a girl with spina bifida and hydrocephalus (water on the brain).” said the Sun. .
Kaylea Titford, 16, who died in bed at her home in Wales in October 2020.
Mother Sarah Lloyd-Jones, 39, admitted to manslaughter for allowing her 16-year-old daughter Kaylea Titford (above) to become morbidly obese and die.
Girl Father Alun Titford
The girl’s father, 44-year-old Alun Titford, has denied the same charges. He is scheduled to stand trial next month.
Lloyd-Jones will be sentenced sometime after the father’s trial, his audience was told. Judge Rhys Rowlands warned her that “all sentencing options will be open” and said he would be given credit for her mother’s guilty plea.
A final conclusion on that has also been deferred until after the criminal case has been concluded, the outlet said.
“While Dr James’ proposed medical cause of death may be natural, the circumstances precipitating [Kaylea’s] death are being investigated by Dyfed-Powys Police,” Coroner Graeme Hughes said.
“As such, these investigations give me reason to suspect that [Kaylea’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.”