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A mother who killed her three-year-old daughter has been found guilty of manslaughter today. The judge told Lesley Dunford she had turned from carer to killer. Tom Savvides has been following the case.
A mother who smothered her three year old daughter was described by a judge as going from "carer to killer". Lesley Dunford, 33, was convicted at Lewes Crown Court of the manslaughter of her 3 year old daughter Lucy at home in Camber, East Sussex, in 2004. She was gaoled for seven years.
D C I Nick Sloan said "This was tragic case for everybody. There was a thorough police investigation at the time but evidence then did not support a prosecution. However my team's carried out a thorough analysis of all the evidence and we are glad to see that justice has now been done for Lucy."
33 year old Lesley Dunford, accused of smothering her three year old daughter to death at her home in Rye in Sussex, has been found guilty of manslaughter.