Sophia Peters was strangled to death by her father in their London home.
Sophia Peters was strangled to death by her father in their London home.

Millionaire admits strangling daughter

A MILLIONAIRE antiques dealer has admitted strangling his seven-year-old daughter to death with a dressing gown cord.

Robert Peters, 55, allegedly attacked Sophia while they were alone at the £1 million family home in Wimbledon, south-west London, on November 3 last year.

Sophia Peters was attacked by her  father at their London home.
Sophia Peters was attacked by her father at their London home.

The youngster was rushed to hospital and placed on life support but tragically died the following day.

Peters denied murder on Wednesday but pleaded guilty to Sophia's manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility.

Robert Peters has pleaded guilty to his daughter’s manslaughter.
Robert Peters has pleaded guilty to his daughter’s manslaughter.

But the plea was not accepted and there will be a trial at the Old Bailey from April 23.

The trial is expected to last for two weeks.

Wealthy Peters runs an antique business with his brother in London's Kensington.

Sophia with her mother, Krittiya.
Sophia with her mother, Krittiya.

He was remanded in custody and will next appear for a hearing on March 28.

This article originally appeared in The Sun and is republished here with permission.



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