Rachel Murphy

Photo of Rachel Murphy. She is a teenage girl with a round face, her light brown hair pulled back behind a hair band.Name: Rachel Murphy.
Died: September 8, 2015.
Age at death: 15.
Cause of death: Medical neglect.
Location: Stalybridge, Greater Manchester, England, UK.
Disability: Epilepsy, scoliosis, arthritis (ankylosing spondylitis).

Rachel had back pain from arthritis, and she was supposed to take ibuprofen or paracetamol for it. Instead, for over a year, Rachel’s parents drugged her with her father’s morphine.

Rachel was found dead with twelve times the lethal dose of morphine in her system.

Perpetrator: Joann and Colin Murphy (Parents).

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