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Parents beat their 13-month-old daughter to death

By Mason White 11:21 AM December 5, 2014
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By: Mahesh Sarin
Parents were arrested, charged and convicted of child neglect after beating their little daughter to death, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

A father and a mother, who neglected their one-year-old child prior to her death, have been found guilty following a trial at the Woolwich Crown Court.

The parents – a man, 43, and a woman, 36 – were found guilty on Friday of child neglect.

The court heard how the London Ambulance Service were called to an address on Bracondale Road, SE2, approximately 1:20 p.m., by the girl’s father.

The girl – 13 months old – was not responsive and was transported to a south London hospital, but was pronounced dead there at 1:47 p.m.

A post-mortem examination was carried out at the Great Ormond Street Hospital, which revealed that the child suffered 70 separate fractures on her body. A doctor examining the young child found injuries to her ribs, legs, arms and shoulder.

Both parents were arrested, but refused to answer any questions about their child’s injuries during an interview.

Police said that the mother had taken the child to see a doctor, but had never mentioned the injuries. This was despite speaking to friends about the child suffering from pain when she tried to move her arm or shoulder.