Mansfield child killer Katie Crowder jailed for a minimum of 21 years in prison for scalding 19-month-old daughter to death
Mansfield monster Katie Crowder has been jailed for a minimum of 21 years for murdering her 19-month-old daughter Gracie.
Crowder, 26, of Wharmby Avenue, Mansfield, was found guilty by unanimous verdict after a 14-day trial at Nottingham Crown Court last week.
Crowder had claimed that she had found Gracie unconscious in the bathroom of their home on March 6 this year, and immediately rushed the lifeless toddler to parents’ home in the same street, to raise the alarm.
But the prosecution proved that Crowder had deliberately scalded the toddler to death, and then watched her die before raising the alarm, while high on cocaine.
Medical evidence given during the trial revealed that Gracie had burns to 65 per cent of her body, and it could have taken her up o two hours to die.
The trial was also played a recording of Gracie’s grandparents desperately trying to save her life after calling 999.
Full report to follow.