A father who helped his severely depressed daughter to die
received a two-year suspended prison sentence.
Maidstone crown court heard that James Lawson had smothered
22-year-old Sarah after she was told to leave Homefields
Psychiatric Hospital in Worthing for allegedly passing cannabis to
another patient. Sarah had a history of manic depression and
Last month Sarah’s mother told Community Care her
daughter was ‘absolutely let down’ by the social care
system, as well as the health service.