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A dad from Lancashire has been found guilty of killing his two children and his new partner.
Jordan Monaghan, 30, has been found guilty at Preston Crown Court of the murders of two of his children, Ruby, aged 24 days, and Logan, aged 21 months, and the murder of his new partner, Evie Adams, 23, six years later in 2019.
Monaghan, from Blackburn, has been standing trial for the last 10 weeks accused of the murder of his girlfriend and his two children.
The 30-year-old had denied all allegations that he murdered Ruby, Logan, and his partner Ms Adams, reports LancsLive.
After 26 hours and 12 minutes of deliberations, the jury returned with verdicts of guilty to the three counts of murder, along with two counts of attempting to murder to a third child who collapsed while in Monaghan's care.
Monaghan, a construction worker, was not in court to hear the verdicts but will be brought from prison to be sentenced at 3pm today.
On New Year’s Day in 2013, his daughter Ruby died after becoming unresponsive.
An ambulance was called and rushed the child to hospital accompanied by her mother, Laura Gray, but she sadly did not regain consciousness despite emergency treatment Ruby.
Eight months later, Monaghan's son, Logan, died aged 21 months in his buggy in August 2013.
Logan was found dead after a trip with Monaghan to Waves waterpark in Blackburn .
Monaghan was accused of 'smothering' both infants to death.
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The jury at Preston Crown Court was asked to decide whether Ms Adams took her own life or whether Monaghan obtained and administered the drugs which killed her.
Ms Adams died from a fatal overdose of Tramadol and Diazepam on October 24 in 2019, which the jury agreed Monaghan had given her.
When the guilty verdicts were being read out in court, members of the children's family were seen crying in the public gallery.
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