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