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Kaylea Titford manslaughter trial hears maggots on disabled teen’s physique have been 48 hours previous

Maggots discovered feeding on physique of twenty third woman, 16, ‘killed by her mother and father who allowed her to turn into morbidly overweight’ have been not less than 48 hours previous, courtroom hears

  • Maggots feeding on disabled teenager Kaylea Titford have been days previous, courtroom heard
  • Her father Alun Titford is on trial accused of manslaughter by gross negligence
  • An professional instructed the courtroom maggots on Kaylea’s physique have been not less than 48 hours previous

Maggots feeding on the physique of a morbidly overweight teenager have been not less than 48 hours previous when examined, an professional has instructed the trial of a person accused of neglecting his daughter.

Kaylea Titford, 16, died at her house in Newtown, Wales, in October 2020, when she was discovered by paramedics mendacity in dirty clothes and mattress linen, Mildew Crown Court docket has heard.

Her father, Alun Titford, 45, denies manslaughter by gross negligence however the jury in his trial heard that Kaylea’s mom, Sarah Lloyd-Jones, 39, has pleaded responsible to the offence.

The courtroom beforehand heard paramedics who first arrived on the scene discovered ‘well-grown’ maggots in her physique round her buttocks and legs.

On Tuesday, forensic entomologist Amoret Whitaker stated the squalid circumstances within the disabled teenager’s bed room have been ‘optimum’ for a colonization of houseflies.

Kaylea Titford, 16, died at her house in Newtown, Wales, in October 2020, when she was discovered by paramedics mendacity in dirty clothes and mattress linen, Mildew Crown Court docket has heard

The courtroom heard Dr Whitaker checked out pictures of the room and of Kaylea’s physique from a autopsy examination in addition to inspecting among the maggots, or larvae, which have been discovered on Kaylea’s physique, on dirty bedsheets and on absorbent pads positioned round her .

Dr Whitaker stated: ‘The actual fact they have been so carefully related to the physique and have been proven inside folds of pores and skin makes me consider they have been feeding on the physique itself.

‘They’re drawn to wounds, for example, akin to mattress ulcers.’

Titford sat along with his head down within the dock because the professional gave her proof over video-link.

Dr Whitaker estimated the maggots should have been feeding on Kaylea for at least 48 hours earlier than she was found.

Kaylea's father Alun Titford, 45, is accused of gross negligence manslaughter and causing or allowing the death of a child after Kaylea was found dead in her bed

Kaylea’s father Alun Titford, 45, is accused of gross negligence manslaughter and inflicting or permitting the loss of life of a kid after Kaylea was discovered useless in her mattress

She stated: ‘If the larvae have been growing on the physique whereas it was nonetheless alive, clearly the temperature can be a lot hotter as a result of the human physique temperature is sort of heat, so the estimate I’ve used on this explicit case relies on larvae growing on a dwell human.’

She stated it was doable the larvae, which have been seized from the autopsy the morning after Kaylea was discovered useless, had been growing for longer than 48 hours.

Dr Whitaker instructed the courtroom she examined fly papers from Kaylea’s room, one among which had not less than 60 houseflies on and one other which had not less than 50.

Kaylea weighed 22st 13lb, with a body mass index of 70, when she died, the court has heard

Kaylea weighed 22st 13lb, with a physique mass index of 70, when she died, the courtroom has heard

She stated she was unable to say for positive whether or not the flies on the paper had developed within the room.

Kaylea weighed 22st 13lb, with a physique mass index of 70, when she died, the courtroom has heard.

The prosecution allege she was dwelling in circumstances ‘unfit for any animal’.

Jurors heard her loss of life was a results of ‘irritation and an infection in in depth areas of ulceration arising from weight problems and its problems, and immobility in a woman with spina bifida and hydrocephalus’.

Titford, of Colwyn, Newtown, denies manslaughter by gross negligence and an alternate account of inflicting or permitting the loss of life of a kid.

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