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Girl sheds tears as she is convicted of the murder of a mother and daughter in Spalding

Elizabeth Edwards, 49, and daughter Katie, 13, were stabbed and smothered in their beds at their home in Spalding. Credit: SWNS

A teenage girl has been found guilty of murdering a mother and her 13-year-old daughter. The jury reached a unanimous verdict in two and a half hours.

She planned and executed the murders with her boyfriend, who was also 14 at the time, who pleaded guilty at the start of the trial. Neither can be named for legal reasons.

Dinner lady Elizabeth Edwards, 49, and daughter Katie, 13, were stabbed and smothered in their beds at their home in Spalding, Lincolnshire.

The girl had previously admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility but this was rejected by the prosecution.

The girl shed tears in the dock as the jury returned their verdict.

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BREAKING: 15-year-old girl found guilty of the murder of mother and daughter

A teenage girl has been found guilty of the murder of a mother and daughter in Spalding. Credit: ITV News Central

A 15-year-old girl has been found guilty of the murder of a mother and daughter in Spalding. The verdict from the jury was unanimous.

49-year-old dinner lady Elizabeth Edwards and her 13-year-old daughter Katie were found dead in bed at their Lincolnshire home in April.

They had had been stabbed in the throat.

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