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.


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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.