Nigel Malt: Father who ran over his daughter twice is found guilty of her murder

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A father who twice ran over his daughter with his car, crushing her to death while “totally consumed with anger”, has been found guilty of murder.

Nigel Malt, 44, ran over 19-year-old Lauren Malt outside the home in West Winch, Norfolk, where she lived with her mother and younger siblings on 23 January this year.

Afterwards he put her body into his passenger seat and drove her to hospital in King’s Lynn where she was pronounced dead, Norwich Crown Court heard.

Malt, who was estranged from his wife and children, was living at a different address.

Andrew Jackson, prosecuting, told jurors the pair had been arguing and Malt threatened her boyfriend, Arthur Marnell, with a crowbar before he “reversed his car into and knocked over his daughter”.

“Having knocked her to the ground he then reversed his car over her,” the barrister said.

“He stopped, then he drove the car forward again over her body.

“These actions killed Lauren Malt, and later examination of her body revealed bruising, lacerations and crushing injuries to her head, torso, arms and legs.”

A post-mortem recorded that she died of significant traumatic injuries to her chest and abdomen.

Lauren Malt. Pic: Facebook
Pic: Facebook

Malt, of Lynn Road, King’s Lynn, denied his daughter’s murder, claiming it was an accident.

Jurors returned their unanimous verdict on Monday after just over a day of deliberations.

Judge Anthony Bate adjourned the case for sentencing on a date to be fixed in August.

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