January 16, 2019
International Crime

Wimbledon father admits strangling daughter with dressing gown cord

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 A wealthy antiques dealer has admitted strangling his seven-year-old daughter with a dressing gown cord.

Robert Peters, 55, is accused of attacking Sophia at their family home near Wimbledon, south-west London, on 3 November last year.

Sophia was rushed to St George’s Hospital in Tooting and placed on a life support machine but died the following day.

Peters, of Blenheim Road, denied murder but admitted manslaughter.

Prosecutor Deanna Heer said the plea was not accepted and there will be a trial at the Old Bailey from 23 April.

Peters was remanded in custody.

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