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|Mother murdered disabled daughter
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|A 32-year-old woman has been found guilty of murdering her four-year-old disabled daughter.||A 32-year-old woman has been found guilty of murdering her four-year-old disabled daughter.|
Joanne Hill, admitted killing Naomi, at their home in Connah's Quay, Flintshire, but denied murder due to diminished responsibility.
Hill was jailed for life and a minimum term of 15 years was set.
The prosecution at Chester Crown Court had argued she murdered her daughter because she could not cope with her mild cerebral palsy.
On 26 November, 2007, Hill, who has a history of mental health problems, collected Naomi from a childminder and took her home, where she ran a bath and drowned her.
She then dressed the little girl and put her in her car with a bottle of wine before driving around for eight hours.
|The following day, Hill arrived at the Countess of Chester Hospital with her dead daughter in her arms, shouting for help.||The following day, Hill arrived at the Countess of Chester Hospital with her dead daughter in her arms, shouting for help.|
The defence argued she was guilty of manslaughter because she was suffering an "abnormality of the mind" when she killed Naomi.
But the jury found her guilty of manslaughter after a two-week trial.