Leeds & West Yorkshire

Garforth man admits partner and girl killing

Sarah and Abigail Laycock
Image caption Sarah Laycock and her daughter Abigail Miller were found dead at their home

A man has pleaded guilty to killing his partner and her eight-year-old daughter at their family home near Leeds.

John Miller from Garforth denied murdering deputy head teacher Sarah Laycock, 31, and her daughter Abigail Miller but admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

The bodies were found at the home in Kirkby Avenue in January 2012.

Miller, 38, also of Kirkby Avenue, was remanded in custody at Leeds Crown Court, to be sentenced on 10 September.

The Crown Prosecution Service accepted his pleas to manslaughter charges rather than murder.

Ms Laycock was the deputy head teacher at Wheldon Infant School, Castleford. Her daughter Abigail was a pupil at Ninelands Primary, Garforth.

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