A DAD has been found guilty of letting his daughter’s weight balloon to 23st before she died in squalor covered in maggots.
Kaylea Titford, 16, was left to die in a filthy room at home in Newton, Wales, on October 10, 2020.
10Kaylea Titford was left to die in squalorCredit: WNS10The teen’s bedding was horrifically soiled and she had maggots feeding on herCredit: PA10Dad Alan Titford has been found guilty of letting his daughter dieCredit: PAThe schoolgirl had been eating five takeaways a week and “living in conditions not fit for animals”.
Her dad Alun Titford, 45, has been found guilty of neglecting Kaylea by allowing her to become morbidly obese.
The teen’s mum, Sarah Lloyd-Jones, 39, previously pleaded guilty to gross negligence manslaughter and causing or allowing the death of a child.
During a harrowing trial, jurors were told Kaylea had been fiercely independent” before the pandemic – taking part in PE lessons in her wheelchair.
But when lockdown hit, the teen, who had spina bifida, was left to die in a filthy room.
The teen was forced to use “puppy pads” to go to the toilet on her urine-soaked floor.
Her nails had also not been cut for six months and “well grown” maggots were found on her body.
The teen’s hair was matted and Kaylea, who needed help with everyday tasks, had not been washed for “several weeks”.
There were traces of fly excrement on her chair hoist with horrific pictures showing the “squalor and degradation” Kaylea lived in.
Forensic entomologist Amoret Whitaker told the court there were maggots on Kaylea’s body as well as all over her soiled bedsheets and absorbent pads.
The maggots appeared to be “feeding on the body itself” for at least 48 hours.
When police arrived at the home, one officer was “almost sick” from the stench of unwashed faeces in her bathroom.
At the time of her death, Kaylea weighed 22.9 stone and was “morbidly obese” with a BMI of 70.
Titford claimed to be “shocked” by his daughter’s death and says Kaylea was mum Sarah Lloyd-Jones’ responsibility.
He also blamed his “laziness” for the state of Kaylea’s bedroom and told officers: “I’m not a very good dad”.
The dad denied gross negligence manslaughter and causing or allowing the death of a child.
He will be sentenced alongside Lloyd-Jones at a later date.
10Shocking images show the squalor inside the homeCredit: PA10One police officer was ‘almost sick’ from the smellCredit: PA10There were dead flies everywhere and maggots had been feeding on KayleaCredit: PA10There were mountains of clutter around the houseCredit: PA10Kaylea was found with matted hair and hadn’t been washed in ‘several weeks’Credit: PA10The teen had been independent before lockdown cameCredit: WNS10Her mum has admitted gross negligence manslaughterCredit: © Andrew Price / View Finder Pi
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