Derby mother 'unlawfully killed'

A jury has found that a mother from Derby was 'unlawfully killed'. They concluded that Rachael Slack had been stabbed by her ex-partner Andrew Cairns. Her son Auden was also found dead.

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"I heard screams": Neighbour of woman stabbed to death gives evidence at inquest

The neighbour of a woman found stabbed to death has told an inquest that she heard her screams. Rachael Slack, her son Auden and her ex-partner Andrew Cairns were all found dead at Miss Slack's home in Derbyshire.

Norma Way told the inquest jury that on the 2nd June 2010, she'd seen Rachael Slack in the window shouting 'Norma! Norma!' with a man stood behind her. And that during the 999 call she made, she could hear screaming coming from the house but not from Auden.

She said that worried her because she thought, 'If a child of that age saw his mother being attacked he'd be crying.' Mrs Way told the court when a police officer arrived and looked in a window he said he could see a woman lying on top of a child, with a man on top of her. The inquest continues.

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