Guilty Plea Entered By Mother of Alijah Thomas

Martina Madarova charged with murdering five-year-old

5-year-old Alijah Thomas
5-year-old Alijah Thomas


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A woman facing charges of murdering her own daughter in West Ealing has pleaded guilty to manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility.

41-year-old Martina Madarova appeared at the Old Bailey this Tuesday (7 December) in connection with the death of 5-year-old Alijah Thomas at a property on Leyborne Avenue on Tuesday, September 14. She had previously declined to make a plea at an earlier hearing at the same court.

Ms Madarova, who is originally from Slovakia, was detained after police were called due to neighbours’ concerns for the welfare of her daughter. She made no comment when she was interviewed after her arrest.

Paramedics tried to save Alijah’s life but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

The post mortem gave the cause of death as a compression of the neck.

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December 8, 2021

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