Kathleen (Kay) Gilderdale court hearing: 3 July 2009

Postings on ME agenda site for media coverage of the death of Lynn Gilderdale are identified by the Freefoto.com image above and are archived in Categories under Gilderdale Case


Express  |  4 July 2009  |  by Sarah Westcott


A FORMER nurse accused of trying to kill her daughter after watching her battle a serious illness for 17 years yesterday admitted aiding her suicide…

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BBC Sussex |  3 July 2009

Mother admits aiding ME suicide

A mother of a prominent ME sufferer and campaigner has admitted aiding and abetting the suicide of her daughter.

Bridget Kathleen Gilderdale, 54, of Stonegate, near Heathfield, Sussex, pleaded guilty to the charge at Lewes Crown Court.

But she denied a charge of attempted murder and one of aiding and abetting attempted suicide.

Lynn Gilderdale, 31, who had chronic fatigue syndrome, or ME, was found dead at their home on 4 December.

The offences are alleged to have taken place between 2 December and 4 December.

Judge Richard Brown set a provisional trial date for 12 January 2010 and ordered the case to be tried by a High Court judge.

After Ms Gilderdale was charged, her family said she retained their “unconditional support”.

Lynn Gilderdale battled ME for 17 years, relatives said.


The Argus Brighton  |  3 July 2009

Mother admits helping daughter’s suicide – but denies attempted murder

11:15am Friday 3rd July 2009

Sussex mother Kay Gilderdale admitted aiding and abetting the suicide of her seriously-ill daughter when she appeared in court today…

Full report here


Independent  |  3 July 2009



Worthing Herald  |  3 July 2009


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