Grandmother spared jail after admitting killing baby son 52 years ago – The Guardian

Posted July 22nd, 2015 in infanticide, news, self-incrimination, sentencing by sally

‘A guilt-racked grandmother has been spared jail after confessing to killing her newborn son by smothering him with a cushion 52 years ago. Melody Casson suffocated 18-day-old Wayne Harper in 1963 when she was a 15 and told police at the time she accidentally rolled on top of her son when she fell asleep on the sofa.’

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The Guardian, 21st July 2015

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Claudia Martins guilty of killing newborn daughter – BBC News

Posted April 15th, 2015 in concealing birth, infanticide, news, pregnancy by sally

‘A mother who hid her newborn baby daughter’s body in a suitcase has been found guilty of manslaughter.’

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BBC News, 14th April 2015

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Tragedy of Latvian migrant who buried her baby alive after police decided they couldn’t help her – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 8th, 2014 in birth, homelessness, infanticide, mental health, news, prostitution by sally

‘A hearing at the Old Bailey hears Elita Amantova, 39, was living off berries and bread left out for the birds before she gave birth.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th December 2014

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Mother Natasha Sultan spared jail for killing her baby – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 12th, 2013 in guilty pleas, infanticide, mental health, news, sentencing, supervision orders by tracey

“A mother who admitted killing her baby daughter while she was ‘in a maelstrom of fatigue and mental disorder’ caused by postnatal depression has been spared jail.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th November 2013

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Baby death: Natasha Sultan to be sentenced for killing daughter – BBC News

Posted November 12th, 2013 in guilty pleas, infanticide, mental health, news by tracey

“A mother who had post-natal depression when she killed her baby daughter in a ‘sudden explosion of violence’ is to be sentenced later.”

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BBC News, 12th November 2013

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Mother who suffocated baby son to remain in psychiatric unit – The Guardian

Posted November 15th, 2010 in infanticide, mental health, news by sally

“A teacher with severe post-natal depression smothered her 10-day-old son after her medication was taken away, it emerged today.”

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The Guardian, 12th November 2010

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Changes to the law of homicide – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 3rd, 2010 in diminished responsibility, homicide, infanticide, legislation, news, provocation by sally

“In relation to acts or omissions on or after 4 October 2010, critical changes to the law of homicide are made by the Coroners and Justice Act 2009. The issues are dealt with in part 2 chapter 1.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 2nd September 2010

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