A schizophrenic mother unlawfully killed her three-year-old daughter before dousing her body in acid, a jury in Britain ruled today.
The body of Alia Ahmed Jama was discovered by police at the home she shared with her mother Iman Omar Yousef, 25, in Erdington, Birmingham, on February 13.
Birmingham Crown Court heard the child had been stabbed repeatedly and acid had corroded her skin, bones and internal organs.
Yousef, an asylum seeker from Somalia, was initially charged with Alia’s murder but Mr Justice Flaux ruled that she was unfit to plead to the charge and jurors were instructed to consider whether she committed the act of unlawfully killing her daughter.
The panel of seven men and four women took just under two hours to reach a verdict.
Sentencing was adjourned to 3pm today.