Mum to stand trial accused of causing teen daughter’s death

Sharon Goldie, 44, is accused of causing the death of Robyn Goldie at their home in Lanarkshire.

Court: Sharon Goldie will stand trial.
Court: Sharon Goldie will stand trial.

A mum is to stand trial accused of neglecting and killing her teenage daughter.

Sharon Goldie, 44, is accused of causing the death of Robyn Goldie at their home in Lanarkshire.

Schoolgirl Robyn was 13 when she passed away on July 26, 2018.

Goldie pleaded not guilty during a hearing at the High Court in Glasgow.

On Thursday, Lord Burns set a trial which is expected to start in August.

Prosecutors allege Goldie ill-treated the teenager and “exposed her to unnecessary suffering or injury to health” at their home in Lomond Drive, Wishaw.

This includes claims Goldie spat on Robyn, failed to provide her with proper food, clothing and heating as well as to allow her to drink alcohol and smoke cannabis.

Robyn is said to have been subjected to “unhygienic living conditions” causing her to contract fleas.

The girl is further alleged to have been locked in the property and that Goldie did not ensure she went to school or had an “adequate sleep pattern”.

Goldie is then accused of the culpable homicide of her daughter.

The charge states the mum repeatedly failed or stopped Robyn getting suitable medical help or treatment.

The schoolgirl is said to have developed peritonitis – an infection of the stomach – caused by a perforated duodenal ulcer.

Robyn is said to have died at their house.

The charges span between July 12, 2017 and the day of Robyn’s death. 

Goldie – who still lives at the home her daughter died in – was bailed meantime.