By Jennifer Leighfield • 22 December 2020 • 11:36
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THE Supreme Court has confirmed the sentence for a woman who killed her nine-year-old daughter in Bilbao in 2019.
She was given a permanent reviewable sentence for drugging her child, Kiara, with a lethal combination of medicines before smothering her with a pillow in their home.
The victim’s sister, aged 20, found her in her mother’s arms when she arrived home. Both were unconscious, but while the woman was resuscitated, nothing could be done to save the child.
There was no doubt about the cause of death which the woman admitted to perpetrating, but she claimed that a man had come into the house and forced her to kill her daughter, of which there is no evidence.
The Supreme Court has rejected her appeal against the sentence handed down to her by the Basque Country High Court of Justice, which in turn had confirmed the sentence of Vizcaya Court, for aggravated murder.
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Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics.
Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.
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