Qld dad jailed for life after admitting to murdering his six-year-old daughter

A BRISBANE father who admitted to murdering his six-year-old daughter has been sentenced to life in prison.

Stephen Phillip Playford, 55, was sentenced in the Brisbane Supreme Court on Wednesday after pleading guilty last month to murdering six-year-old Sidney Playford at the family’s Kedron home in September, 2015.

Sidney was found dead in her bed by her mother Maria just days after celebrating her sixth birthday.


Playford was later arrested on the Gold Coast and subsequently charged with his daughter’s murder.

The 55-year-old will be eligible for parole in 20 years.