Mother left dying girl, 13, for pub accused her of ‘faking’

Sharon Goldie, 45, left her dying daughter to go to the pub before returning home to find her slumped across a sofa – and even then told paramedics the dead teenager was ‘faking it’

A callous mother left her dying teenage daughter to go to the pub before returning home to find her slumped across a sofa – and even then told paramedics she thought the dead schoolgirl was ‘faking it’.

Robyn Goldie, 13, had begged her mother Sharon Goldie to get her medical help in the days leading up to her tragic death, complaining she was ‘hurting all over’.

But the 45-year-old, of Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland, accused her of ‘attention seeking’ and told her to ‘get in’ when she ran to the neighbours begging for help.

Unbeknown to Goldie, Robyn was suffering from a burst stomach ulcer – a condition doctors said she would have been expected to survive had it been discovered.

But on the day of daughter’s death, instead of helping her, Goldie went down the pub.

She returned to find her unresponsive teenage daughter slumped across the sofa.

But she went to the fridge, got a drink and went outside with a friend. When the friend checked on Robyn, she was found to be dead.

An ambulance was called – but Goldie told paramedics: ‘She’s at it.’

On then being told her daughter had passed away, a suddenly ‘wailing’ Goldie stated: ‘No, she cannot be.’

The shocking details emerged as Goldie appeared at the High Court in Glasgow.

Goldie appeared before the court to plead guilty to a charge under the Children and Young Persons Act of wilfully ill-treating and neglecting Robyn.

Prosecutors accepted Goldie’s not guilty plea to the culpable homicide of her daughter. She will learn her fate next month.

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