Sentence cut for Lauren Wright killer

A woman who was jailed for 15 years last
November for killing Lauren Wright, her six-year-old stepdaughter,
has had her sentence cut at the Court of Appeal.

Wright was sentenced for the manslaughter of Lauren, who died after
a blow to the stomach in May 2000.

three judges decided last week that she should only serve 12 years.
Lord Justice Kennedy said that Wright had taken on a child 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.

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

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