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Mother in court accused of daughter's murder

Bethany Marie Kennerley (Pic: Greater Manchester Police)
Bethany Kennerley collapsed at her home

A mother has appeared in court via video link charged with the murder of her three-year-old daughter.

Bethany Marie Kennerley, known to her family as Boo, was found collapsed at her home in Cheadle Heath, Greater Manchester, on 3 October.

A post-mortem examination found she died as a result of being smothered.

Helen Mary Caudwell, 41, was due to enter a plea at Manchester Crown Court but the hearing was adjourned until 1 March. She was remanded in custody.

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