Kaylea Titford: Parents deny manslaughter of disabled teen by allowing her to become morbidly obese

Alun Titford, 44, and Sarah Lloyd-Jones, 39, of Newtown, mid Wales, leaving Mold Crown Court. Credit: PA

The parents of a disabled teenager accused of causing her death by allowing her to become morbidly obese have today (July 1) denied her manslaughter.

Alun Titford, 44, and Sarah Lloyd-Jones, 39, of Newtown, mid Wales, appeared before Mold Crown Court where they also denied causing or allowing the death of a child or vulnerable adult.

The pair were charged following the death of Kaylea Titford, aged 16, in October 2020.

It is alleged that, between March 24 and October 11, Mr Titford and Ms Lloyd-Jones failed to ensure the dietary needs of their daughter were met, which led to morbid obesity.

The couple are also accused of not making sure she got enough exercise, was in a hygienic condition, had a safe and hygienic environment, her physical health was maintained, or that reasonable medical help was sought, the charge claims.

A previous inquest opening at Pontypridd Coroner's Court confirmed that the teenager suffered from "multiple medical issues" and was mainly bed bound and immobile.

Judge Rhys Rowlands set a trial date of January 16, 2023, advising it would last for four to five weeks. Conditional bail was granted.