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Mother jailed for murdering 20-month-old daughter

Angela Whitworth
Angela Whitworth

A "wicked and selfish" mother has been jailed for life for murdering her 20-month-old daughter over a bitter custody battle.

Angela Whitworth, 44, used a black bin liner to smother Sarah Dahane at her home in Herald Way, Bicester, Oxfordshire, on May 15, 2013.

Having already booked her ticket before the murder, she then took a flight to Nairobi in Kenya the day before the little girl's body was discovered.

Earlier this year, she was held by police in Uganda and brought back to Britain, where she admitted murder.

She was sentenced by Mr Justice Spencer at the Old Bailey to life with a minimum term of 15 years.