Boy, 15, admits murdering Edinburgh mother and her daughter

A 15-year-old boy has admitted the murders of a mother and her daughter.

Monday, 10th October 2016, 1:56 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 4:49 pm
Liz Edwards with daughter Katie Edwards who were both found dead in their house in Spalding.

Elizabeth Edwards, 49, originally from Edinburgh, and her 13-year-old daughter Katie were found dead at an address in Dawson Avenue, Spalding, Lincolnshire, on April 15 this year.

A 15-year-old girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is on trial at Nottingham Crown Court at the start of an estimated eight-day-long hearing.

The jury has been told the girl has admitted the manslaughter of Mrs Edwards and Katie, but denies their murder.

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The boy admitted the two charges of murder on Monday.

Both teenagers were aged 14 at the time of the killings.