A MUM has denied neglecting and killing her 13-year-old teenage daughter who was allegedly spat on, infested with fleas and allowed to take drugs.
Sharon Goldie, 44, is accused of causing the death of Robyn Goldie, who passed away on July 26, 2018, at their home in Wishaw, Lanarkshire.
It is alleged Goldie spat on Robyn, failed to provide her with proper food, clothing and heating, and allowed her to drink alcohol and smoke cannabis.
Robyn is said to have been subjected to “unhygienic living conditions” causing her to contract fleas.
It is further alleged that Robyn was locked in the property and that Goldie did not ensure she went to school or had an “adequate sleep pattern”.
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Prosecutors allege her 44-year-old mum ill-treated the teenager and “exposed her to unnecessary suffering or injury to health”.
Goldie appeared in the dock at the High Court at Glasgow and not guilty pleas were entered on her behalf by defence counsel Marco Guarino.
Goldie is also accused of the culpable homicide of her daughter.
The charge states the mum repeatedly failed or stopped Robyn getting suitable medical help or treatment.
The schoolgirl is said to have developed peritonitis – an infection of the stomach – caused by a perforated duodenal ulcer.
Robyn is said to have died at their house.
We told last year how shattered loved ones paid tribute to the 13-year-old after her tragic death.
Locals left floral displays and a teddy bear at the scene.
Prosecutor Ashlie Edwards QC said: “She was declared dead at her house when medical services were called.”
The charges span between July 12, 2017, and the day of Robyn’s death.
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Goldie – who still lives at the home her daughter died – was bailed meantime.
A further preliminary hearing will take place in January.
No trial date has been set.
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