Mother denies killing over 'abuse' of child

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A WOMAN stabbed to death the man she believed had sexually assaulted her four-year-old daughter, a court was told yesterday.

Leeds Crown Court was told that she kept a diary of hate detailing how she wanted to kill John Lockwood, 65. And she allegedly told the man's wife: 'As God is my witness . . . I will kill him. I will kill him slowly and painfully.'

The 40-year-old woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, denies murdering Mr Lockwood at his home in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, last May.

Her 20-year-old daughter - sister of the alleged victim of the alleged sexual assault - denies perverting the course of justice.

The case continues today.

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