Evil mum Louise Porton’s dating app messages day after murdering daughter

Evil mum Louise Porton sent dating app messages to men just a day after she murdered her daughter.

Louise Porton had denied killing three-year-old Lexi Draper and 17-month-old Scarlett Vaughan, but was found guilty by a unanimous jury decision at Birmingham Crown Court after a five-week trial.

Jurors heard Porton had accepted 41 friend requests on a dating app just a day after first child Lexi died, and was described by prosecutors as being "calm and emotionless" following Scarlett's death.

Lexi and Scarlett died just two weeks apart last year.

When Lexi was ill in hospital, just over a week before she died, Porton took topless photos in the toilets and was arranging to perform sex acts for money with a man she had met through a website.

The text messages show how Porton asked for money for fuel so she could drive her seriously ill daughter to hospital.

Another showed how she sent messages to other men just one day after her daughter had passed away.

Porton also swapped more than 80 messages with a hospital guard after meeting him in the A&E department, prosecutors said.

She admitted spending "two or three hours" each day chatting to men on dating apps MeetMe and Badoo.

And just 24 hours after Lexi's death, Porton was chatting with men on MeetMe, where she accepted 41 friend requests.

She was also seen Facetiming with a man while arranging Lexi's burial at a funeral home, the trial was told.

Both children had symptoms consistent with deliberate airway obstruction and Scarlett had signs of recent bleeding in her neck tissue, suggestive of neck compression, jurors heard.

Mr Saxby said specialist doctors could find no "natural reason" for why either child had died.

After Scarlett's fatal collapse, Porton told police it was "entirely false" to suggest the toddler was already dead when she was recorded on CCTV carrying the little girl from a hotel, in Rugby, where she had been staying.

But the paramedic responding to the subsequent non-emergency 111 call Porton made, described the girl being "freezing and completely lifeless" when he arrived.

CCTV showed Porton filling up with petrol during the period when jurors heard Scarlett had already died.

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