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Aug. 18, 2022

S06E09 | Louise Porton | The Murders of Lexi Draper and Scarlett Vaughan


In the ninth episode of British Murders Season 6, I tell the story of Louise Porton.

 

Between January and February 2018, Louise Porton killed her only two children.

 

Lexi Draper was 3 years old, and Scarlett Vaughan was 17 months.

 

After trying and failing to pin the sisters' deaths on natural causes, Louise was finally arrested in January 2019, and her trial took place that summer.

 

The jury found her guilty of the murder of both her daughters and the Judge handed her a life sentence with a minimum term of 32 years.

 

Intro music:⁣

David John Brady - 'Throw Down the Gauntlet'⁣

https://linktr.ee/davidjohnbradymusic⁣

 

My recording equipment:⁣

Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone

Cloud Microphone Cloudlifter CL1

Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface

Rode PSA-1 Professional Studio Boom Arm

 

Recorded in:⁣

Hindenberg PRO

 

Edited in:⁣

DaVinci Resolve 17⁣

 

References:⁣

Domachowski, L. (2019, August 11). Murder mum Louise Porton ‘branded scum and spat at’ in jail visiting room. Daily Star. Retrieved August 17, 2022, from https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/louise-portion-murder-mum-daughters-18918886

Duell, M., & Jewell, B. (2019, August 3). Louise Porton “laughed” in funeral parlour after daughter died and said other one “will be next.” Mail Online. Retrieved August 17, 2022, from https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7317217/Louise-Porton-laughed-funeral-parlour-daughter-died-said-one-next.html

Eccleston, B. (2019, July 2). Chilling internet searches of mum accused of killing daughters. CoventryLive. Retrieved August 17, 2022, from https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/louise-porton-murder-trial-16521265

Hainey, F. (2019, August 2). Police: “We will never be able to understand why Louise Porton murdered her children.” CoventryLive. Retrieved August 17, 2022, from https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/louise-porton-children-murder-rugby-16684939

Holloway, H. (2019, August 6). Family of scum mum who killed two kids for “getting in way of sex” call for death penalty. Daily Star. Retrieved August 17, 2022, from https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/louise-porton-death-penalty-murdered-18873462

Jackson, S. (2019, September 3). Heartbroken dad’s agony at funeral of girls killed by sex worker Louise Porton. Daily Star. Retrieved August 17, 2022, from https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/heartbroken-dads-agony-funeral-girls-19339046

Jolly, B. (2019, August 3). Heartbroken father of two girls murdered by monster mum says he “hates her.” Mirror. Retrieved August 17, 2022, from https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/heartbroken-father-two-girls-murdered-18817503

Judiciary of England and Wales. (2019, August). REGINA -v- LOUISE PORTON. https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Porton-Sentencing-Remarks.pdf

Louise Porton. (2019, August 2). The Law Pages. Retrieved August 17, 2022, from https://www.thelawpages.com/court-cases/Louise-Porton-26549-1.law

NSPCC. (2021, December). Statistics briefing: child deaths due to abuse or neglect. https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/media/1652/statistics-briefing-child-deaths-abuse-neglect.pdf

Pattinson, R. (2019, August 4). My monster daughter TOLD pals she’d kill her kids to go back to sex work. The Sun. Retrieved August 17, 2022, from https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9643857/monster-daughter-told-me-shed-kill-her-kids-go-back-sex-work/

Rudd, A. (2019, August 3). Evil mum Louise Porton murdered daughters then put their clothes up for sale. Mirror. Retrieved August 17, 2022, from https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/evil-mum-louise-porton-murdered-18816384

Sandford, E. (2019, September 3). Funeral held for girls killed by their evil mum Louise Porton. CoventryLive. Retrieved August 17, 2022, from https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/funeral-lexi-scarlett-louise-porton-16858244

Thomson, J. (2019, August 2). Louise Porton - timeline of killer mum who murdered her two babies weeks apart. BirminghamLive. Retrieved August 17, 2022, from https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/louise-porton-timeline-killer-mum-16688089

Vonow, B., & Siddle, J. (2019, August 2). Murder mum boasted she was ‘easy’ and ‘open to all’ while selling sex for just £30 as her daughters lay dying. The Sun. Retrieved August 17, 2022, from https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9638636/murder-mum-louise-porton-boast-selling-sex/