Teenagers admit manslaughter of mum and daughter
A girl and boy accused of killing a Spalding woman and her 13-year-old daughter admitted manslaughter but denied charges of murder when they appeared at Nottingham Crown Court. The 15-year old girl and the boy, who is also 15, will now face a jury trial on the murder charges. They appeared in Nottingham on Tuesday. The pair each denied the murder of Elizabeth Edwards between April 4 and 15 this year. They each also denied murdering Katie Edwards be- tween April 12 and 15. The two defendants, who were 14 at the time of the killings, were remanded into secure youth accommodation to await their trial which is scheduled to begin at Nottingham Crown Court on October 5. Neither of the defendants can be identified because of a court order. The bodies of Elizabeth Edwards (49), known as Liz, and her youngest daughter Katie (13) were found at their semi-detached home in Dawson Avenue, Spalding on April 15.
Liz Edwards and daughter Katie.