Lincolnshire woman cleared after assisted suicide trial

A Lincolnshire woman who was accused of helping her best friend kill herself, has been cleared.

Amelia (Milly) Caller, 22, was charged with assisting or encouraging the suicide of Emma Crossman, 21, who was found dead in Sleaford on January 15 last year.

Milly, who is one of the youngest people to be charged with assisting siucide in the UK, appeared at Lincoln Court Court on May 14.

The court heard that although Milly had heard her friend say that she was thinking of killing herself, she had not believed that she would go through with it.

The case was opened by Mark McKone, who told the jury Emma had suffocated using a gas bought for her by Milly.

Miss Crossman was said to have had a history of depression, self-harms and overdoses.

Milly was said by the prosecution to have been “obsessed” with her friend at the time of her death.

After six days hearing evidence, the jury found Ms Caller not guilty.