Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Party Girl Died Just Four Months Later

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Party Girl Died Just Four Months Later

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Byline: SARA NICHOL Reporter sara.nichol@ncjmedia.co.uk @SaraNichol10

A WOMAN punched tragic Caitlain Wright and left her with a missing tooth four months before she died.

Georgia Watler assaulted the 17-year-old at a house party, although the attack didn't contribute to her "subsequent suicide in any way", a court was told.

Watler punched her twice after an argument about noise levels, leaving Caitlain with one missing tooth, three damaged teeth, black eyes and swelling to her nose.

Four months later, Caitlain, from Whitley Bay, died after taking a fatal dose of medication in what her mother described as a "desperate cry for help". Her inquest is due on Tuesday.

Now, mum-of-one Watler, of Orpington Avenue, Walker, Newcastle, has pleaded guilty to assaulting Caitlain causing ABH at the city's Magistrates' Court.

The 23-year-old initially denied the charge claiming self-defence but changed her plea on the day her trial was due.

David Carmichael, prosecuting, said Caitlain and Watler were at a house party in Newcastle in March last year when a row broke out over noise levels. …

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