30 Years Woman Found Not Guilty Of Murdering 7 Years Old Girl In Front Of Parents

7 Years Old Emily Jones was killed in Queen’s Park, Bolton on March 22 this year.

Eltiona Skana, 30, was the woman who had her throat slit on Mother’s day.

Skana denied the murder at first but later pleaded guilty on to the manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

A jury at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court during a seven-day trial heard how Emily was killed by Skana as she was riding her scooter through the park on March 22 this year.

The child was going to meet her mum when Skana came from a waiting bench, grabbed her and then sliced her across the neck with a craft knife she had bought earlier that morning.

The jury was told today the Crown Prosecution Service would no longer pursue a murder charge and asked them to find Skana not guilty of that offence.

Speaking was the Prosecution barrister Michael Brady QC, saying that there was no longer any realistic prospect of conviction for murder.

He explained the decision to drop the charge had come following evidence from Dr Saifullah Syed Afghan–a consultant forensic psychiatrist who is treating Skana at Rampton Hospital.

“This is not a decision that has been taken lightly by the Crown. It’s a decision taken with care and mindful of the sensitivity of this case,” He said.




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