Monster mums refused to visit tragic daughter’s grave after attending funeral YARDS away

TWO monster mothers jailed for starving their daughter missed a chance to visit their tot’s neglected grave – after attending a funeral just meters away.

Margaret Wade42, and Marie Sweeney, 41, attended a family church service nearby where tragedy struck two-year-old Lauren Wade was buried in an overgrown plot.

Margaret Wade (left) and Marie Sweeney (right) admitted to neglecting three children in their care


Margaret Wade (left) and Marie Sweeney (right) admitted to neglecting three children in their careCredit: Spindrift
Lauren Wade tragically died in hospital


Lauren Wade tragically died in hospital
They attended a family church service near where Lauren was buried


They attended a family church service near where Lauren was buriedCredit: Alan MacGregor Ewing

Sweeney was even compassionately released Jail to be bosses Glasgow Crematorium for the funeral of Wade’s mother Jeanie, who died last month aged 61.

But the beasts didn’t make it the two minutes to drive to their own daughter’s resting place in Lambhill Cemetery afterwards.

Lauren was found in a hell dwelling at Sighthill, Glasgow on 20 March 2015, clinging to life and covered in lice and fleas but died shortly after admission hospital.

The couple had been accused of killing her but admitted to reduced charges of neglect in 2019 and got six years and four months behind bars.

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Wade was released on parole last year, but Sweeney is currently being held at the Bella Center, a convenient open nick in Dundee.

A source said: “They are scum of the earth – they are the reason Lauren is lying so cold in this graveyard.

“Since she had her funeral, the grave has become overgrown and run down.

“They even wiped out the funds that were earmarked for a tombstone.

“They didn’t care for her while she was alive, and as this pathetic portrayal shows, they don’t care for her now that she’s dead either.”

Marie arrived at the crematorium, located in Lambhill Cemetery, early Wednesday morning and was sitting in the back of an unmarked prison van puffing on a vape.

When several other cars arrived, she got out to speak to well-wishers but was not handcuffed.

A hearse carrying Jeanie arrived around 9.40am with her family, including daughter Margaret, in the funeral procession behind.

Sweeney then walked up the hill with her guards and into the crematorium.

After the 30-minute service, the hearse drove away with Wade and other family members – while the white car with Sweeney followed.

An empty vase, a dingy doll and cheap jewelry are all that mark their resting place.

Wade remains adamant despite being released early from her prison sentence.

When we tracked her down in a gloomy high-rise building in Blairdardie, Glasgow earlier this year, She told our man to fuck off when we asked her if she regretted the shocking death of her daughter.

2019 Glasgow’s High Court heard “skinny and dirty” Lauren was in the filthy home for months without proper food or care.

After a 999 call that revealed she was “unresponsive,” paramedics rushed her to the hospital, but she died within minutes of complications from malnutrition.

The couple also pleaded guilty to willfully neglecting two other children in the home.

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Lady Stacey locked her up and said to the couple: “You were offered advice, it was not taken. You have failed in your duty to this child.”

Wade denied a fatal accident investigation into Lauren’s death, which concluded that she could have been saved had she been seen by a family doctor while the mother was at her own appointment six weeks before the death.

Lauren Wade's grave three years ago


Lauren Wade’s grave three years ago
An empty vase, a dingy doll, and cheap jewelry are all that marks her final resting place


An empty vase, a dingy doll, and cheap jewelry are all that marks her final resting placeCredit: Alan MacGregor Ewing

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Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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