An antiques dealer pleads guilty to the murder of his seven-year-old daughter

Deanna Heer, led by Mukul Chawla QC, secured the conviction of an antique dealer who murdered his seven year old daughter.

Robert Peters strangled his 7 year old daughter with a dressing gown cord in the family home. He called police to report what he had done and the child was then rushed to hospital but she died the next day.

He had admitted manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility, saying he was depressed and hearing voices at the time. The jury heard Peters had claimed he wanted to spare his daughter "pain" after he feared financial ruin.

Robert Peters changed his plea on the third day of his trial at the Old Bailey. He is due to be sentenced on Monday 30th April.

The case received widespread media attention. See the Telegraph and BBC.