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Katie Rough: Girl, 16, Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter

Katie had severe lacerations to her neck and chest.

03/07/2017 11:27 | Updated 03 July 2017

A 16-year-old girl has pleaded guilty at Leeds Crown Court to the manslaughter of seven-year-old Katie Rough.

Katie was found with severe lacerations to her neck and chest on a playing field in York in January and died later in hospital.

The girl appeared via video link at Leeds Crown Court where she pleaded guilty to manslaughter by diminished responsibility. 

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Katie Rough died in hospital after the attack 

In February, hundreds of mourners donned rainbow-coloured accessories to celebrate Katie’s life at her funeral at York Minster.

Around 400 people packed into the cathedral for a service led by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu.

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