Mother receives a suspended sentence for manslaughter of her 4 month old baby

On 4th November 2015, Mr Justice Haddon-Cave passed a 2 year suspended sentence to a young mother who had pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of her four month old baby son.

She had been suffering from post-natal depression at the time of the incident, and had a complex mental health history including an episode of puerperal psychosis following the birth of the child.

She was represented at Birmingham Crown Court by Jane Humphryes QC and Guy Ladenburg.

6th November 2015