Frances Andrade
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Crown Prosecution Service defends handling of Andrade case

9 February 2013 Last updated at 17:15 GMT

The family of a violin teacher believed to have taken her life during the trial of a man who sexually abused her have said "the court system let her down".

Frances Andrade was found dead less than a week after she gave evidence against Michael Brewer and his ex-wife Kay Brewer at Manchester Crown Court.

Her son said she was, during the trial, forced to relive the many times the choir director had sexually abused her.

The Crown Prosecution Service said it had tried to help her through the case.

And the judge said the barrister who questioned her could not be criticised.