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Pair found guilty of mudering four-year-old girl

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Scootergrrrl Fri 10-Aug-07 14:10:03


whiskeyandbeer Fri 10-Aug-07 14:15:44

any idea when they are due to be sentenced?

expatinscotland Fri 10-Aug-07 14:17:05

I hope they get what they have coming to them in prison.

tiredemma Fri 10-Aug-07 14:18:09

that and much more expat.

LaBoheme Fri 10-Aug-07 14:20:13

Dear God

expatinscotland Fri 10-Aug-07 14:21:25

My little girl is 4, and she is SN, sometimes, when it gets me down, I think, 'There's a reason she was given to us and not someone who might harm her.'

elesbells Fri 10-Aug-07 14:23:28

what in the world makes these people do this? i look at my dd's and i would kill anyone who laid a finger on them. ill never understand it

LaBoheme Fri 10-Aug-07 14:24:12

Two social workers from Kirklees Council visited the house and met Leticia and her mother but days later her file was closed.

FFS what is wrong with SS?

tiredemma Fri 10-Aug-07 14:24:40

The Sky news report on this has just made me sob.


aloha Fri 10-Aug-07 14:26:15

It's not as if nobody cared. TWO different neighbours reported this! Yet nothing was done. This is appalling.

Dinosaur Fri 10-Aug-07 14:27:10

Dear God. Had they no humanity at all .

aloha Fri 10-Aug-07 14:27:42

My god, why was her filed closed? What were people supposed to do, kidnap her from her so-called mother and the monster boyfriend?

expatinscotland Fri 10-Aug-07 14:28:22

The image of her standing at her bedroom window.


Dinosaur Fri 10-Aug-07 14:28:26


Saturn74 Fri 10-Aug-07 14:28:42

According to the Sky news report, SS insisted the mother enrol her daughter in a nursery.
She did so.
SS closed the case.
The little girl only attended nursery for three days, then never returned.
I can't believe no-one from SS contacted the nursery after a week or so, to check how she was getting on.

Dinosaur Fri 10-Aug-07 14:30:22

They should be locked in a darkened room and beaten to death with a pool cue. And I am not a violent person.

expatinscotland Fri 10-Aug-07 14:31:37

I think if I'd have been their neighbour, I'd have called the police and made up that I heard a disturbance.

I did that once, in Austin.

tiredemma Fri 10-Aug-07 14:33:55

I thought that 'Lessons were learnt' following the horrific death of Victoria Climbie (sp)????

what a waste of a precious life.

Hope that they live a miserable existence from now on.

expatinscotland Fri 10-Aug-07 14:35:55

K, remember that thread about forcing some people to use contraception? See, I'm sort of on the fence with this one . . .

lyrasdaemon Fri 10-Aug-07 14:42:58

I know I'm probably going to get jumped on for saying this, but I believe that tragedies like this stem from our attitude that it is OK to hit and hurt small children. Until children are seen as having exactly the same rights as adults not to be physically assaulted, appalling cases of child abuse will continue to occur. I'm sorry if this offends people who defend their inalienable 'human right' to 'smack' defenceless children, but it's just my personal opinion. And yes, I know that there is a difference between a 'little smack' and the kind of violence that was inflicted upon poor Leticia Wright, and that the majority of parents who use physical punishment would never dream of taking their actions to this level, but what we need is a change in our attitude towards children, and that change in attitude will never occur while the law remains as it is.

Rant over.

expatinscotland Fri 10-Aug-07 16:21:22

If you see anything like this, and you just know in your heart of hearts that something's wrong, call the police and tell them you've heard a disturbance. Make some shit up.

Why didn't her natural father come and take her away?

I'd have done.

jimmyjamas Fri 10-Aug-07 16:36:11

poor little mite.

I wish drugs such as canabis didn't exist. They make people go out of their minds when they can't get their hands on any.

children should be taken away ASAP from a parent with a drug problem.

Tipex Fri 10-Aug-07 16:43:23

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UnquietDad Fri 10-Aug-07 16:48:00

I couldn't watch that.
This is why I can never go into politics. There would be too many times when, debating Law'n'order, I'd be just too tempted to go "hang them upside down by their genitals and let them bleed to death". Because it's what some people deserve.

foxinsocks Fri 10-Aug-07 16:57:56

I read the bbc report this morning

it actually made me feel sick

on one of the bbc reports, it was alleged that the partner got his drugs from the girl's father so goodness knows what was going on there

honestly, that image of the poor child standing at the window looking out

they were both given life terms and have to serve at least 23 years

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