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Ellie Butler inquest: Agencies 'did not contribute to girl's death'

Ellie Butler inquest: Agencies 'did not contribute to girl's death'

Ellie Butler was murdered by her father 11 months after returning to his care
Failings by agencies over the care of a six-year-old girl who was murdered by her father did not contribute to her death, a coroner has ruled.Ellie Butler was battered to death by her father Ben Butler in October 2013, 11 months after being returned to his care at the family's south London home.Butler, who was accused of shaking Ellie as baby, was jailed for a minimum of 23 years for her murder.The coroner, Dame Linda Dobbs, ruled that Ellie was unlawfully killed.Concluding the inquest at South London Coroner's Court, she added: "On the evidence I am unable to conclude that any acts or omissions by the relevant agencies possibly or probably contributed to the death of Ellie."
Ellie's mother Jennie Gray was also jailed for three and a half years for child cruelty and perverting the course of justice.
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