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A father who killed his daughter by hitting her twice with a car has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum sentence of 18 years.
Nigel Malt, 45, backed his car into his 19-year-old daughter, Lauren Malt, at West Winch in Norfolk after trying to protect her boyfriend Arthur Marnell.
Malt backed up on Lauren, then stopped and advanced on her body on January 23 this year after threatening her partner with a crowbar.
A father who killed his daughter after running over her in his car has been given a life sentence. Nigel Malt, 44 , was sentenced at Norwich Crown Court today following the incident at West Winch in January. More here >> https://t.co/dwRvDri3NW
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Afterwards, the defendant placed his daughter’s body on the passenger side of his Mercedes and drove to the store where the girl’s mother, his ex-wife Karen Malt, worked.
Malt was estranged from his wife and children and lived separately at a different address.
At the time, he was out on bail awaiting trial for two assaults on his wife in March and April 2021.
Karen Malt held back tears as she read her victim impact statement at Norwich Crown Court, saying: ‘I remember the call that said ‘I’m bringing your daughter, she’s dead.
“I yelled ‘which one’ on the phone but he wouldn’t tell me.”
He said when Malt said he was driving home, he thought his daughter “must be fine”.
But when her car stopped and she looked in the passenger door, “I had a feeling of dread.”
“I just knew he wasn’t going to make it,” Ms Malt said.
“He was piled up in the floor. I saw his face and felt bad.
“I couldn’t believe it was piled up over there.
“Seeing her in that position was worse for me than knowing she had been crushed.”
He said he tried to get his daughter to sit down without the help of the defendant.
“I can’t imagine how a parent can kill their child,” he said.
“How can you forgive?”
She said she would “remember that night forever and think about assumptions,” including whether she left the relationship early.
Malt knocked her daughter down outside the house where she lived with her mother and younger siblings.
Lauren Malt was pronounced dead at King’s Lynn Hospital, where the defendant took her.
Judge Anthony Bate said Malt used his car as “a lethal weapon in an alcohol-fueled rage on a residential street”.
He told Malt, “She (Lauren) should have been safe with her father.”
The judge sentenced Malt to life in prison with a minimum sentence of 18 years, the time he must spend behind bars before he can be released.
He said the malt was tested by police at the time and found 170 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood, more than the legal limit of 80 milligrams.
Malt, who had cut his gray hair and walked with a crutch, bowed his head for most of Wednesday’s hearing and showed no reaction to his sentence being read.
Andrew Jackson, a prosecutor, previously told jurors that Malt got into a fight with his daughter and threatened her boyfriend Arthur with a crowbar on Leete Way.
Malt, of Lynn Road, King’s Lynn, denied killing his daughter, saying it was an accident, but was found guilty at an earlier trial.
Mr Jackson said that after Malt ‘failed in his attempt to rape her daughter’s boyfriend’ and she told him to go home, ‘he was completely consumed with anger’.
Allison Summers KC said in a mixed tone: “If he hadn’t been drinking it would be highly unlikely that he would have behaved the way he did.”
The judge ordered that Karen Malt’s two assault charges be dropped.