Above: Police Forensic’s Search Clancy Durkin’s Guildford Road home 

Rebecca Durkin of Guildford Road Southport was sentenced 4 years and 8 months (56 months) at Liverpool Crown Court today (18/08/2014) for the manslaughter of her Mother Clancy Durkin on 7th January this year.

Rebecca smothered her mother with a pillow.

At 10am on Tuesday, 7th January the emergency services were called to Guildford Road in Southport to reports that a body of a woman had been found.

Officers attended and found the body of 55-year-old Clancy Durkin.

A post-mortem found that she died as a result of asphyxiation.

Rebecca was originally charged with murder but was found not guilty by a jury.

POLICE STATEMENT

SENTENCING OF REBECCA DURKIN – CLANCY DURKIN MURDER TRIAL

Merseyside Police can confirm a 19-year-old woman has today (Monday, 18 August) been sentenced to four years and eight months after being found guilty of the manslaughter of her 55-year-old mother Clancy Durkin in Southport in January.

At 10am on Tuesday, 7 January emergency services were called to Guildford Road in Southport to reports that a body of a woman had been found.

Officers attended and found the body of 55-year-old Clancy Durkin . A post-mortem found that she died as a result of asphyxiation.

Clancy’s daughter, 19-year-old Rebecca Durkin, was arrested and subsequently charged with her murder.

On Thursday, 17 July following a trial at Liverpool Crown Court Rebecca Durkin was found guilty of the manslaughter of Clancy.

The officer who led the murder investigation, Detective Chief Inspector Dave Rooney said: “We note the sentence issued to Rebecca Durkin today. On behalf of Merseyside Police I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Clancy’s family.

“This is a wholly tragic case, aptly summarised during the trial, as a case with no winners. What was clear during the investigation, that despite all the difficulties in her life, Clancy was a caring individual who gave a great deal to those around her. I know from my dealings with them, she will be sadly missed by her siblings, friends and work colleagues.

“I would like take this opportunity to thank the investigation team for their commitment and tenacity in preparing this case for court and Crown Prosecution Service staff, who have provided support in this investigation.”
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