Judges cut sentence for Lauren Wright`s stepmother

A woman who was jailed for 15 years for killing Lauren Wright
has had her sentence cut at the court of appeal.

Tracey Wright was sentenced last November for the manslaughter
of six-year-old stepdaughter Lauren, who died after a blow to the
stomach in May 2000.

But three judges decided that she should only serve 12 years.
Lord Justice Kennedy said that Wright had taken on a child that was
not her own in addition to her own children.

“She was, on any view of the reports, a lady of limited ability
who would have found that task extremely burdensome,” he said.

He added that Wright had not received any support from
Lauren’s father Craig Wright, who is serving a three-year
sentence for neglect.





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