Curphey jnr, 53, who claimed she had cleaned her mum with tea tree oils and didn't know about the sores, denied gross negligence manslaughter.
However, a jury unanimously found her guilty of the charge today after just two hours of deliberation, following a three-week trial at Liverpool Crown Court.
When the verdict was returned Curphey jnr, also of Lydford Road, yelled out "how could you do this to me?" and "you're lying" at shocked jurors.Just another day in a Liverpool courtroom, surely?
The defendant, who had been permitted to sit outside of the dock because she has autism, then fled the courtroom, followed by her defence counsel.
Judge Andrew Menary, QC, asked the jury to retire before she was brought back into court, screaming hysterically, and taken into the secure dock.Wait, how exactly was someone so clearly unfit allowed to care for an elderly woman anyway?
Speaking after the case, Pascale Jones of Mersey Cheshire Crown Prosecution Service said : “This was a challenging case. The circumstances of the death met by Teresa Curphey were tragic.
“Her daughter, over a period of months, had declined offers of help from neighbours, social services and claimed to be the sole carer for her mother.
“She even decided to change her mother’s medication, in the belief she knew better than the doctor. She was the only person in the house to witness the deterioration of her mother’s health."And if she's incapable of sitting in the dock, how was she judged capable of caring for an elderly woman?
Shouldn't the social services staff be the next ones in the dock?