Paramedics ‘reported parents who killed their daughter by allowing her to become morbidly obese’

A shocked paramedic reported two parents to social services after finding their overweight 23rd teenage daughter dead in her bed, along with a “horrible” and “putrid” smell of “gangrene,” a court heard.

Schoolgirl Kaylea Titford, 16, was reportedly neglected by her parents and ended up living in a dirty room full of faeces and maggots towards the end of her short life.

Paramedic Gareth Wyn Evans arrived at the family home after being told Kaylea, who has spina bifida, was not breathing and as he pulled back her blanket to check for signs of life he said: “I was struck by a Smell hit that I can’t describe.”

Mr Wyn Evans said: “It was horrible and like someone had died.” He told the court he believed the odor emanating from her legs was “gangrene” or “some rottenness.”

Schoolgirl Kaylea Titford, 16, was allegedly neglected by her parents and lived in a dirty room towards the end of her life

Schoolgirl Kaylea Titford, 16, was allegedly neglected by her parents and lived in a dirty room towards the end of her life

Kaylea's father Alun Titford, 45, has been charged with manslaughter and causing or facilitating the death of a child after Kaylea was found dead in her bed

Kaylea’s father Alun Titford, 45, has been charged with manslaughter and causing or facilitating the death of a child after Kaylea was found dead in her bed

The court had previously heard that Kaylea had not had her nails cut for six months before her death and that “well-grown” maggots were found inside her body around her buttocks and legs.

Her father, Alun Titford, 45, is charged with manslaughter and causing or facilitating the death of a child after Kaylea was found dead in her bed.

Kaylea’s mother, Sarah Lloyd-Jones, 39, has pleaded guilty to the same charges.

Mr Wyn Evans said Mold Crown Court Kaylea’s room was “cluttered, dirty and untidy” with clothes piled on her wheelchair and dirty crockery piled around the room.

He said when he removed the electrodes from Kaylea’s ankles to check for an electrical impulse, the smell of her body made him sick and he had to get some fresh air.

He told the court that he made a protective referral to social services later that day.

A court heard Kaylea was “extremely independent” before the lockdown – even attending high school PE classes in her wheelchair.

But her parents reportedly allowed her weight to skyrocket and her health to deteriorate by leaving her alone in her adapted room and not keeping her clean.

Kaylea reportedly did not see a doctor in the nine months before her death and was not washed for weeks despite a series of health issues.

Kaylea's mother, Sarah Lloyd-Jones, 39, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter of her daughter by neglecting her and allowing her to become morbidly obese

Kaylea’s mother, Sarah Lloyd-Jones, 39, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter of her daughter by neglecting her and allowing her to become morbidly obese

Prosecutor Caroline Rees KC said that at the time of her death in October 2020, Kaylea was “living in conditions not suitable for animals” and was being forced to use “puppy pads” to go to the bathroom on her urine-soaked floor.

Woman said: “She lived and died in misery and humiliation.

“Their grave flaws have been hidden from scrutiny from the outside world as of March 2020 due to the national lockdown during the global Covid pandemic.

“We further say that the parents’ negligence was so gross that it can rightly be described as criminal.”

The jury was told Kaylea’s parents failed in their “duty of care” to exercise her and feed her healthy – and failed to keep her clean and “medically safe.”

Ms Rees said Kaylea weighed 22.9 at the time of her death and was “morbidly obese” with a BMI of 70.

She said, “Alun Titford was unable to ensure Kaylea’s nutritional needs were met, leading to morbid obesity.”

Ms Rees said Titford was further accused of failing to ensure she got enough exercise, was on a sanitary line and had a safe and clean living environment and described the maggots found on her body.

Ms Rees said: “These maggots were there in life and in death.

“Not only were their living conditions poor, but their physical condition was terrible.”

The jury was told that there were more than 100 flies on flypaper in Kaylea’s room and traces of fly droppings on her chair jack.

Her hair was also matted and Kaylea – who needed help with everyday chores – hadn’t been washed for “several weeks”.

Ms Rees said: “It must be clear that it was a grave dereliction of duty to her that she have allowed her to fall into such a physical condition.”

Kaylea was found dead in bed at her home in Newtown, Powys, by her mother Lloyd-Jones on October 10, 2020.

Ms Rees said Titford claimed to be “shocked” by the death of his daughter and that Kaylea was Lloyd-Jones’ responsibility.

She said: “The duty of care rested on both of them and prosecutors say he should have known or should have known of the environment in which she slept and ate and the physically degrading state she was in.

“He lived in that house, so he must have known, and he didn’t do anything about it, prosecutors say, and then he can’t wash his hands.”

Titford, of Newtown, Powys, denies manslaughter and causing or allowing a child’s death.

The process goes on.

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Emma Colton

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