On Friday, a British woman confessed in court to causing the death of her 20-month-old daughter in 2019 by leaving her home alone for six days.
Verphy Kudi, 19, pleaded guilty in Lewes Crown Court to manslaughter. The BBC reported that when Kudi was 18 years old, her daughter, Asiah Kudi, died from neglect in a Brighton home before being taken to hospital.
Verphy Kudi reportedly left Asiah Kudi alone for six days as she celebrated her 18th birthday in London, Coventry and Solihul. The Daily Mail reported that the boy had no food or water in that time period.
While child protective services were not involved with the family, the news outlet reported that the apartment where the other and the daughter lived was run by a charity that helps vulnerable families. The organization reportedly said that the units are not regularly inspected, although staff are present at the entrance to the complex at all times.
According to the Daily Mail, CCTV showed Verphy Kudi leaving the apartment before traveling approximately 150 miles away to party. Upon returning home, Verphy Kudi asked for help and said that her daughter would not wake up. The boy was pronounced dead in a hospital.
Staff at the housing complex contacted police after reviewing CCTV footage suggesting that Verphy Kudi had left Asiah Kudi alone for several days prior to her death. A post-mortem examination confirmed that the girl was starving, dehydrated and had the flu.
Verphy Kudi’s sentencing is scheduled for May 28, but the hearing may be delayed for undisclosed reasons.
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[Featured image: Verphy and Asiah Kudi/Twitter]