Mum jailed after leaving her toddler to starve to death while she travelled to celebrate her birthday

Mum jailed after leaving her toddler to starve to death while she travelled to celebrate her birthday



A teen mum who left her daughter at home to starve to death, while she traveled to celebrate her 18th birthday, has been jailed for nine years.



Verphy Kudi abandoned 20-month-old Asiah at her flat in Brighton, England, for almost six days while she partied in London and Coventry.



She left her flat on December 5 and traveled to London to spend her birthday with her boyfriend.



On Dec 7, she attended a 1990s music concert in Elephant and Castle, south London, and had a DJ announce her birthday to partygoers while her daughter was alone at home. She stayed out until 4am at the concert.



On Dec 9, she attended another party in Coventry then went back to London before finally returning home on December 11.





Kudi pictured at a concert in Elephant and Castle



Unfortunately, Asiah died from influenza and starvation after being left unattended at the flat, prosecutors said.







Kudi, now 19, returned to her flat on December 11, 2019, and found her daughter lying on the floor. She was "incoherent, distressed, and distraught" as she called paramedics.





Verphy Kudi returning to her home in Brighton on December 11



Medics arrived at 6.12pm on December 11, 2019, before Asiah was rushed to Brighton’s Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital but could not be saved and was confirmed dead on arrival.



Verphy Kudi pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court today, August 6.







Sentencing Kudi, Judge Christine Laing QC said: "Asiah was alone in that flat for six days unable to do anything to draw attention to her plight.

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