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Officers praised in “difficult investigation”

No winners involved is how police described the news a woman was convicted of murdering her own daughter.

Tamara Butler faces a mandatory life behind bars after a judge delivered his verdict Tuesday (22 March). But for the team who investigated the death, this was no time for celebrations.

“Every murder investigation we conduct is very difficult. Has its complexities,” said Detective Chief Inspector Malcolm Kay.

“But this one in particular was particularly difficult and particularly unusual. Its very rare that we have to investigate the murder, the death of a young child.

“Having said that, this is what we are tasked to do. I would commend the officers in investigating this matter to put personal feelings aside and be able to conduct a professional and thorough investigation.”

Mrs. Butler will be back before the courts in the next two months when a judge will set a tariff on the amount of time she will spend in prison before being eligible for parole.

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Paul Kennedy

Paul Kennedy

Paul has worked for more than 20 years for regional and national newspapers in the UK covering some of the world’s biggest stories.

A multi-award winning journalist, Paul’s dream story is to find a dog that can play the piano. In the meantime he covers general news, produces, and hosts a weekly show about English football.

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