UK mother 'took daughter to doctor before killing her'

A woman who stabbed her two teenage daughters to death as they slept took one to a doctor two days before the attack and appeared “light-hearted”, a court heard today.

Rekha Kumari-Baker (aged 41) killed Davina Baker (aged 16) and Jasmine Baker (aged 13) at her home in Stretham, Cambridgeshire, on June 13, 2007, Cambridge Crown Court has heard.

Prosecutors have suggested that Kumari-Baker killed the girls in order to “wreak havoc” on her ex-husband David Baker.

Kumari-Baker is mounting a defence of diminished responsibility defence, with lawyers arguing that she was suffering from an abnormality of mind which would make her guilty of manslaughter but not murder.

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