Louise Porton

Louise Porton jailed for life for murder of daughters

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Louise Porton denied killing three-year-old Lexi Draper and 17-month-old Scarlett Vaughan, who died 18 days apart last year. A mother who killed her two daughters because they "got in the way of her sex life" has been jailed for life.

But the 23-year-old, of Skiddaw, Rugby, was found guilty of their murder and on Friday she was jailed for a minimum of 32 years. During her trial, jurors heard Porton did not seem distressed by the deaths.

 

Passing sentence at Birmingham Crown Court, Mrs Justice Yip described the murders as "evil" and "calculated".

 

"These were blameless young children who were plainly vulnerable and ought to have been able to rely on their mother to protect and nurture them," she said. "Instead you took their young lives away."

The judge told the court Porton had "no medical history or mental disorder that goes any way to explaining what happened in this case".

 

She added: "One way or another you squeezed the life out of each of your daughters, only calling the emergency services when you knew they were dead.

 

"I am sure at the time of the deaths, you intended to kill each of your daughters. "Why you did so, only you will know."

Both Lexi and Scarlett's deaths were consistent with deliberate airway obstruction, and prosecutors told her trial that doctors "could not find any natural reason" for their deaths.

 

Warwickshire Police said it was also "clear from the evidence" that Porton had tried to kill her three-year-old twice before, in early January 2018, before eventually succeeding.

 

Porton, who described herself as a "model", also used her Google account to search for "Why did my 3 year(-old) stop breathing" and "How long after drowning can someone be resuscitated?

In a victim impact statement the children's father, Chris Draper, said he was "broken".

 

"Why did Louise do something so evil to our beautiful daughters? You are their mother, the person supposed to care for them, protect and love them.

 

"They were just an inconvenience to you; how could you do this?"

 

"I sit and think day and night and I can't understand why my two little girls were taken away because Louise wanted to sleep around."

 

He added: "I hate Louise. No punishment will ever be enough as I will never get my daughters back."

 

Det Supt Pete Hill, from Warwickshire Police, added: "These were premeditated murders for which she has shown no remorse, and the length of the sentence reflects this."

 

Source: BBC NEWS

Gaza Post-Agencies

Louise Porton denied killing three-year-old Lexi Draper and 17-month-old Scarlett Vaughan, who died 18 days apart last year. A mother who killed her two daughters because they "got in the way of her sex life" has been jailed for life.

But the 23-year-old, of Skiddaw, Rugby, was found guilty of their murder and on Friday she was jailed for a minimum of 32 years. During her trial, jurors heard Porton did not seem distressed by the deaths.

 

Passing sentence at Birmingham Crown Court, Mrs Justice Yip described the murders as "evil" and "calculated".

 

"These were blameless young children who were plainly vulnerable and ought to have been able to rely on their mother to protect and nurture them," she said. "Instead you took their young lives away."

The judge told the court Porton had "no medical history or mental disorder that goes any way to explaining what happened in this case".

 

She added: "One way or another you squeezed the life out of each of your daughters, only calling the emergency services when you knew they were dead.

 

"I am sure at the time of the deaths, you intended to kill each of your daughters. "Why you did so, only you will know."

Both Lexi and Scarlett's deaths were consistent with deliberate airway obstruction, and prosecutors told her trial that doctors "could not find any natural reason" for their deaths.

 

Warwickshire Police said it was also "clear from the evidence" that Porton had tried to kill her three-year-old twice before, in early January 2018, before eventually succeeding.

 

Porton, who described herself as a "model", also used her Google account to search for "Why did my 3 year(-old) stop breathing" and "How long after drowning can someone be resuscitated?

In a victim impact statement the children's father, Chris Draper, said he was "broken".

 

"Why did Louise do something so evil to our beautiful daughters? You are their mother, the person supposed to care for them, protect and love them.

 

"They were just an inconvenience to you; how could you do this?"

 

"I sit and think day and night and I can't understand why my two little girls were taken away because Louise wanted to sleep around."

 

He added: "I hate Louise. No punishment will ever be enough as I will never get my daughters back."

 

Det Supt Pete Hill, from Warwickshire Police, added: "These were premeditated murders for which she has shown no remorse, and the length of the sentence reflects this."

 

Source: BBC NEWS

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