Charlotte Fitzmaurice age 36 from Essex. A disabled 12-year-old girl has died after her mother “won” a landmark High Court ruling that her daughter’s life should be ended. See swns story SWRIGHT. Charlotte Fitzmaurice handed a 312-word statement to a judge explaining why her child - born blind and suffering with hydrocephalus, meningitis and septicaemia - should no longer suffer.“My daughter is no longer my daughter she is now merely just a shell,” she wrote. “The light from her eyes is now gone and is replaced with fear and a longing to be peace.”After reading the heartbreaking words a judge immediately granted Charlotte’s request and Nancy died at London’s Great Ormond Street.The ruling sets a precedent as it is the first time a child breathing on their own, not on life support and not suffering from a terminal illness has been allowed to die.Her disability meant Nancy couldn’t walk, talk, eat or drink. In the end her quality of life was so poor she depended on round the clock hospital care and was fed, watered and medicated through a tube. But the decision, which was fully supported by medics at the world famous children’s hospital, will reignite the “right-to-die” debate. PLEASE NOTE EMBARGO UNTILL 3PM 26 OCTOBER.