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Mother guilty of murdering her daughter

Tamara Butler is found guilty of the murder of her six year old daughter Bethany.

After a judge alone trial, His Honour Justice Alistair Malcolm delivered his verdict.

Mrs Butler, showed little emotion as the judge told her she was guilty.

It means she faces a mandatory life sentence, although a tariff to determine when she will be eligible for parole will be set in the coming weeks.

In court Tuesday (22 March) the judge said the defence could not prove that Mrs. Butler heard voices from god *before she stabbed her daughter more than 60 times at their Savannah home.

After killing her daughter, Mrs Butler put her body in her car and drove to an east end beach were she contemplated suicide before police found her.

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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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