Mother who killed baby had violent past
A mother jailed for murdering her seven-month-old baby had confessed to attacking another child years earlier.
Jennifer Crichton, 35, seriously injured the child years before she was allowed to keep daughter, Amelia, whom she then murdered while under a social service care plan devised by Lancashire county council and outsourced to a local social care provider.
She had been arrested by police but never charged over the earlier attack, but went on to admit harming the child to a social worker, a nurse and a doctor. It was only after she inflicted fatal head injuries on Amelia that she was prosecuted for the earlier offences. A serious case review is under way involving police and social services.
On Tuesday, Crichton was convicted of Amelia’s murder by a jury