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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Jury resume deliberations at Derby stabbing inquest

The jury in the inquests into a pregnant mother, her ex-partner and their son found stabbed to death in Derbyshire have gone out to resume their deliberations.

Rachael Slack, Andrew Cairns and two year old Auden were found with multiple stab wounds at a cottage in Holbrook near Belper in June 2010.

Rachael Slack and her son, Auden Credit: Courtesy of Derby Telegraph

The coroner, Dr Robert Hunter, gave the jury directions to help them reach their conclusions (verdicts) before sending them out yesterday afternoon.

Andrew Cairns Credit: Courtesy of Derby Telegraph

Dr Hunter has told them they can return a narrative conclusion on Rachael and Auden Slack which incorporates "unlawful killing". They can also consider whether any failings by the police contributed to their deaths.

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