Saturday, 20 December 2008

Babysitter not guilty of murder (BBC News)

A babysitter who spent three years in prison for the murder of a neighbour's two-year-old son has been found not guilty at a retrial. Suzanne Holdsworth had been accused of banging Kyle Fisher's head against a banister in Hartlepool in July 2004. Ms Holdsworth, 38, now of Boggart Hill Drive, Leeds, was convicted in 2005. However, doubts were raised about her conviction by journalist John Sweeney in a report for BBC Newsnight and the conviction was quashed in May. The jury at the retrial at Teesside Crown Court deliberated for two days before returning the not guilty verdict. The mother-of-two was originally convicted of the murder in March 2005 and jailed for life.She was released from prison earlier this year after serving three years. During Ms Holdsworth's original trial she was accused of repeatedly banging Kyle's head against a wooden banister with as much force as a 60mph crash after losing her temper.
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