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Woman Jailed For Over 10 Years

A woman has been jailed following the death of a man in Huddersfield last year. On 8 September 2018, emergency services were called to reports of an altercation at a house on Elmwood Avenue in Huddersfield.

Police and ambulance services attended the address and found a male with serious injuries. David Baxter, aged 59, was taken to Leeds General Infirmary with serious injuries; he had suffered a significant head injury and a bleeding on the brain.

He died a few days later on 10 September as a result of his injuries.

A man and a woman, were arrested shortly after incident; the male was released without charge and the woman was charged with murder. Rio Liburd, 32 of Pennine Gardens, Linthwaite, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court ahead of her trial and pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Liburd was jailed today (5 April) to 10 years and six months.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Jaz Khan, who led the investigation, said: “Liburd inflicted a violent and unprovoked attack on David Baxter by kicking him on his head and as a result of her actions, David sustained significant injuries which proved fatal.

“We welcome the sentence which has been passed down to Liburd today and hope that it goes some way to help David’s family come to terms with what has happened.”