Mother admits killing four-year-old Chloe Burke
Wednesday 18 July 2012
A mother has admitted killing her four-year-old daughter.
Dawn Makin, 35, pleaded guilty at Preston Crown Court to the manslaughter of Chloe Burke on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
The body of the youngster was found with stab wounds at the family home in Lea Mount Drive, Bury, Greater Manchester, on February 17 last year.
Makin, who worked as a nurse, was at the scene when police arrived and was taken to hospital, where she has remained since.
It is understood she had attempted to take her own life.
She was later charged with her daughter's murder.
Her plea to manslaughter was accepted by the Crown Prosecution Service today.
Appearing in court in a wheelchair, she was bailed to appear again at Preston Crown Court for sentencing on August 30.
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