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Father admits killing daughter after epileptic seizure

A father has admitted killing his five-week-old daughter when he suffered an epileptic seizure.

Mark Sandland, 28, from Hastings, admitted the manslaughter of his child Aimee-Rose on the grounds of lack of intent at Southwark Crown Court.

He was originally charged with her murder, but prosecutor Sally Howes QC confirmed that his plea to manslaughter was accepted.

She told the court: "It is following lengthy discussions with both the Crown Prosecution Service and the police, and relevant members of the family have been consulted as would be proper in such a case."

Sandland is due to be sentenced next week, and will next appear at Lewes Crown Court on Monday.

Wearing a grey suit, white shirt and glasses, he had the murder charge put to him for a second time, having previously denied the offence at a hearing at the Old Bailey.

Answering the clerk, he said: "Not guilty, but guilty to manslaughter by reason of lack of intent."

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6:11pm Mon 30 Jun 14

nissancars says...

this is an accident and a tragedy for all concerned.hope mr sandford can rebuild his life after this. what this family must of been through i cant imagine.good look for the future
this is an accident and a tragedy for all concerned.hope mr sandford can rebuild his life after this. what this family must of been through i cant imagine.good look for the future nissancars
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7:59am Tue 1 Jul 14

RK_Brighton says...

Are there more details on what happened any where?

This just sounds like a tragic accident, so how can someone be found guilty of manslaughter?
Are there more details on what happened any where? This just sounds like a tragic accident, so how can someone be found guilty of manslaughter? RK_Brighton
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