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A mother killed her four-year-old son as a religious sacrifice just days after being freed from a hospital and allowed to look after him.

She smothered him to death with a pillow four days after being released from a mental hospital and hours after warning her family that she wanted to kill them all. 

Tragic: Emma Manser, left, killed her four-year-old Ryan and stabbed his grandmother Wendy Richards, 44, several times in Exeter, Devon

A Serious Case Review carried out after Ryan was killed in April 2007 made 20 recommendations and the boy’s family have complained that more could have been done to protect him.

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