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DAY 5: Emily Jones murder trial


DAY 5: Emily Jones murder trial

By Joanne Rowe

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    Emily Jones, aged 7, was killed in Queens Park, Bolton, on Mothers' Day, March 22.
  • Eltiona Skana, aged 30, of Ernest Street, Bolton, used a craft knife to slit Emily's throat and her injury was not survivable.
  • Skana denies murder but has admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. She has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.
  • The prosecution claim that she is hiding behind the diagnosis and had planned to kill.