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Offences occurred at Trevallyn, Mornington, Triabuuna and Launceston, between 1957-2002. Debra Edward - Pleaded guilty 6-5-2013, in the SA Supreme Court, to criminal neglect causing death..
Victim was Edwards 14 yr old daughter(Dawn) who was found dead in her Hackham West home in August 2009.
"It is alleged they committed an unlawful act, (namely) omitting to seek or obtain medical attention (for Dawn)," she said.
"The only sensible way to describe that unlawful act is as an act which endangered life.
Two ACT Supreme Court juries, in separate trials in May and June, rejected Edwins claims of innocence and found him guilty of 17 offences, including producing and possessing child pornography, acts of indecency and child grooming.
His criminal activities were discovered after adults swapped a series of text messages with the man via an 11-year-old victims mobile phone.
Richard Edward, 49, and Debra Edward (listed above), 52, faced the Supreme Court today charged with manslaughter.
Justice Kevin Nicholson remanded them on continuing bail until June. One victim (15yrs old), fled into a shopping centre, only to come out 1/2hr later to find him still there.
Although Dawn's body was found in 2009, the Edwards' were not charged until January last year.
Richard and Debra Edwards pleaded guilty to those charges.
Ms Matteo said the couple had failed to take reasonable steps to care for Dawn despite an "appreciable risk" to her health.
"The charges are laid on the basis of a series of omissions in respect of the obtaining of medical attention." She asked the court for time to speak with the couple's other children.
"Some are in the care of the Minister, others are adults," she said.
No details have ever been given, in open court, about the circumstances surrounding Dawn's death.