SPALDING MURDERS: 15-year-old killers will be sentenced next month

The two 15-year-olds who killed a 39-year-old dinner lady and her 13-year-old daughter while they slept at their home in Spalding will learn their fate next month.

Tuesday, 18th October 2016, 5:28 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 8:44 pm
DCI Martin Holvey of East Midlands Major Crime Unit speaks outside Nottingham Crown Court after a 15 year old girl was found guilty of the murder of Elizabeth Edwards and her daughter Katie. ANL-161018-171256001

This morning a jury at Nottingham Crown Court found a girl defendant unanimously guilty of murdering Liz Edwards and her daughter Katie, after a five day trial in which she admitted the killings but pleaded diminished responsibility.

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Her accomplice had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of murder.

The couple, who were boyfriend and girlfriend at the time of the killings, will be sentenced by Justice Haddon-Cave on Thursday, November 10.

After today’s verdict, Justice Haddon-Cave commended local police and also praised the investigation team, saying that the case had been prepared with ‘excellent skill and clarity”.