Cheltenham Music Festival Mother pleads guilty to killing her toddler twins

Cheltenham Music Festival Mother pleads guilty to killing her toddler twins

Cheltenham Music Festival

A mother has pleaded guilty to killing her infant twins.

Samantha Ford admitted manslaughter by diminished responsibility of Jake and Chloe Ford, both 23 months old.

The 38-year-old denied murdering the children on Boxing Day last year, at a hearing at London’s Old Bailey.

We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view.

From
15p
€0.18
$0.18
USD 0.27
a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras.

The twins were found dead at their Margate home on 27 December.

Ford had been involved in a car crash and told rescuers to check the property because the babies were there.

leftCreated with Sketch.
rightCreated with Sketch.

Police officers found the twins who were taken to hospital but later pronounced dead.

Prosecutor Edward Brown QC said the Crown Prosecution Service had recently received a psychiatric report on Ford.

He said: “We the prosecution are meeting tomorrow to discuss the contents and the background of this case. Certain steps have to be taken and ultimately we are using for the decision to be communicated to my learned friend’s instructing solicitors and to the court of course by Wednesday 5 June.”

Support free-thinking journalism and subscribe to Independent Minds

Ford is due to face a trial at Maidstone Crown Court starting on 24 June.

A further hearing was set for 10 June and the defendant was remanded into custody.

Additional reporting by agencies

Only the best news in your inbox

Only the best news in your inbox

Read More