Ellie Butler's mother seeks to have cruelty conviction overturned

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Jennie Gray, mother of six-year-old murdered by her partner, Ben Butler, to go to court of appeal

A woman who was found guilty of child cruelty after her partner murdered their six-year-old daughter will go to the court of appeal next month to seek to have her conviction overturned.

Jennie Gray, the mother of Ellie Butler, was convicted having previously admitted perverting the course of justice over her role in a “cover-up” to protect Ellie’s father, Ben Butler. Gray, who is due to be released soon, was sentenced to 42 months in jail, while her partner was sentenced to a minimum of 23 years for murder.

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