Camber child killer admits murdering her baby

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Lesley Dunford ENGSUS00120120622073509

Lesley Dunford has pleaded guilty for the second time to murdering her baby son, six months before she killed her young daughter.

Dunford, 37, initially pleaded guilty to the 2003 murder of seven-month-old Harley at a hearing in January, saying she did not want to travel to court every day for a trial.

LESLEY DUNFORD LEWES CROWN COURT 29-1-16 PLEADED GUILTY TODAY LEWES CROWN COURT SUS-160129-171110001

LESLEY DUNFORD LEWES CROWN COURT 29-1-16 PLEADED GUILTY TODAY LEWES CROWN COURT SUS-160129-171110001

However, at a hearing at the Old Bailey on February 19, her guilty plea was withdrawn and a trial date was set for April 11.

Today (Friday, March 18), Dunford, formerly of Windermere Close, Exeter, changed her plea for the second time when she appeared at the Old Bailey.

The case has been adjourned to a date to be fixed in April for sentencing.

Dunford was jailed for seven years in June 2012 for the manslaughter of her three-year-old daughter Lucy in 2004.

Court picture by Eddie Mitchell.

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