The Sun

TUESDAY, 07 NOVEMBER, 2000

TOT BAKED TO DEATH IN CAR

The Sun.

A MUM left her baby to bake to death in a car while she sunbathed during a heatwave, a court heard yesterday.

Marie Trueman, 32, left three-month-old daughter Courtney while she relaxed in the garden.

Her husband Andrew got home to find Courtney gasping for breath.

The temperature inside the car was more than 100F, Manchester Crown Court heard.

Courtney died in hospital an hour later.

Mum-of-three Trueman, of Dukinfield, Manchester, has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of gross negligence and cruelty.

The trial continues.

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