AN evil mum and her partner who starved a tragic toddler to death at a filthy flat are facing jail after being convicted of neglect. Vile Margaret Wade, 36, and partner Marie Sweeney, 37, let two-year-old Lauren Wade go without proper food or water for eight months, in a filthy flat described by one detective as the worst he had seen. A judge heard how Lauren was dirty, severely underweight and riddled with “thousands” of head lice at the time. Two older children who lived with the pair also suffered, but fortunately survived. The jobless duo were later charged by police – after Wade said she had “no guilt” over the death in Glasgow. The pair were today convicted of wilful ill-treatment and neglect of Lauren. Prosecutor Bill McVicar said the case involved “the same basic ill treatment and neglect” of Lauren and the other two children. This included not keeping the youngsters clean as well as not providing proper food, clothes and medical care. Mr McVicar: “The most significant effect of the failure to provide a proper diet is the malnutrition of Lauren which caused complications leading to her death.” The court heard Lauren was “plainly unwell” and “emaciated” for days… Read full this story
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