Bernadette Scully trial hears of the morning her daughter passed away

She is accused of killing her by administering an excessive dose of sedative

Bernadette Scully trial hears of the morning her daughter passed away

Bernadette Scully, 58, of Emvale, Bachelor's Walk, Tullamore leaving court | Image: RollingNews.ie

An Offaly GP on trial for the alleged manslaughter of her severely disabled daughter has told the jury about the morning she passed away.

Bernadette Scully is accused of killing her by administering an excessive dose of a sedative at their home at Emvale, Bachelor's Walk in Tullamore.

When Ms Scully gave her daughter Emily Barut a third dose of chloral hydrate to try and stop her fitting on the morning of September 15th 2012, she said "everything went quiet and her lips turned blue".

She took her up in her arms and just held her.

She told the jury she knew she was not breathing and begged her not to go.

She then reached for a tissue in the witness box as she remembered how her tears were falling down on Emily's little face after she was gone.

For the 11 years she was alive, she said they were always together. "She was beautiful and she was a part of me," she said.

Emily was born with severe disabilities and needed 24 hour care.

When she administered that final dose, Ms Scully said she had never seen her daughter in such distress.

She would fit every day, but this was different - she said.

Afterwards, she said she made two attempts to take her own life. She said she just needed to get to wherever Emily had gone.

Her trial continues.