Khyra Ishaq

The heart-breaking story of Khyra Ishaq, who was maltreated and starved to death at the hands of her mother and step-father, was in the news today as their trial ended.

Source: BBC.co.uk 25 February 2010

“A mother who starved her seven-year-old daughter to death has been cleared of murder, but has admitted manslaughter. Prosecutors accepted Angela Gordon’s defence of diminished responsibility over the death of Khyra Ishaq and agreed to the lesser charge. Gordon’s partner, Junaid Abuhamza, had a manslaughter plea accepted as too, following an earlier report on his mental health. Khyra was found severely emaciated at a house in Handsworth, Birmingham, in 2008 and died in hospital…”.

Read the full story on BBC.co.uk here

I don’t understand how anyone could do this to a child and I don’t understand our legal system. I know I am not an expert, but to me this should still be classed as murder. [click to continue…]

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The heart-breaking story of Khyra Ishaq, who was maltreated and starved to death at the hands of her mother and step-father, was in the news today as their trial ended.

Source: BBC.co.uk 25 February 2010

“A mother who starved her seven-year-old daughter to death has been cleared of murder, but has admitted manslaughter. Prosecutors accepted Angela Gordon’s defence of diminished responsibility over the death of Khyra Ishaq and agreed to the lesser charge. Gordon’s partner, Junaid Abuhamza, had a manslaughter plea accepted as too, following an earlier report on his mental health. Khyra was found severely emaciated at a house in Handsworth, Birmingham, in 2008 and died in hospital…”.

Read the full story on BBC.co.uk here

I don’t understand how anyone could do this to a child and I don’t understand our legal system. I know I am not an expert, but to me this should still be classed as murder. [click to continue…]

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