TICKER: Nurse who stabbed her daughter, 4, to death and tried to kill herself is jailed for 12 years

A nurse who stabbed her four-year-old daughter to death and tried to kill herself after she was sacked for leaking patient details has been jailed for 12 years.

Dawn Makin, 35, who is now permanently wheelchair bound, was described as a ‘model mother’ who came from a good Christian family.

But in the months leading up to the death of her daughter she had been unmasked as a health centre ‘mole’ after she secretly fed confidential data to her boyfriend who worked for personal injury company.

After being investigating by health bosses, Makin stabbed Chloe Burke to death and then cut her wrists and drank toxic fluid in a bid to kill herself.

Today, at Preston Crown Court, she wept as she was jailed for manslaughter.

Sentencing Judge Anthony Russell said Makin had been suffering from a depressive disorder at the time of the killing.

He said: ‘The facts of this case are appalling

 ‘There was significant planning. The victim was a four-year-old child, vulnerable, and someone who trusted you. This was a sustained attack. Chloe must have undergone significant and considerable physical and emotional suffering.

‘Finally the physical injuries you have caused to yourself which are permanent and the knowledge that you have killed your only child will be with you for the rest of your life.’

The tragedy occurred in February last year seven months’ after Makin was sacked for illegally accessing a computer at the Moorgate Primary Care walk-in centre where she worked in Bury.

She had earlier been placed under investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office for leaking patient details to boyfriend Martin Campbell who was working as an agent for personal injuries claim firm Direct Assist.

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