Welsh couple charged with causing death of morbidly obese daughter | UK News
The parents of a mid Wales teenage girl have appeared in court for causing their daughter’s death by allowing her to become morbidly obese and not receiving medical help for her.
Kaylea Titford, 16, was found dead at her home in Newtown, Powys, in October 2020.
His father, Alun Titford, 44, and mother, Sarah Lloyd-Jones, 39, are charged with gross negligence, manslaughter and causing or permitting the death of a child or vulnerable person .
It is alleged that between March 24 and October 11, 2020, they failed to ensure that Titford’s dietary needs were met, resulting in morbid obesity.
According to the prosecution, they did not ensure that she got enough exercise, that she was in a hygienic condition, that she lived in a safe and hygienic environment, that her physical health was maintained or that a reasonable medical help was sought.
The couple appeared at Welshpool Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday and stood together on the dock wearing face masks. They only spoke to confirm their names, ages and address and entered no pleas.
Helen Tench, prosecuting, asked the two defendants to remain on bail and not have contact with anyone under the age of 18.
An earlier inquest hearing was told that Kaylea suffered from spina bifida and had “multiple medical issues” throughout her life. She was pronounced dead by paramedics at 8:12 a.m. on October 10, 2020.
The girl’s parents will next appear at Mold Crown Court in North Wales on April 14, 2022.