Woman killed her 18-month-old son

Western Mail - - UK&WORLD NEWS -

A 23-YEAR-OLD woman has ad­mit­ted killing her 18-mon­thold son, who died af­ter he plunged from the sixth floor of a block of flats.

El­liot Proc­ter was found with fa­tal in­juries at the bot­tom of the New­cas­tle House flats in the Bark­erend area of Brad­ford, West York­shire, in Oc­to­ber last year.

His mother, Gemma Proc­ter, was due to go on trial at Brad­ford Crown Court yes­ter­day ac­cused of El­liot’s mur­der but pleaded guilty to man­slaugh­ter by rea­son of di­min­ished re­spon­si­bil­ity.

Pros­e­cu­tor Kama Melly QC said the plea was ac­cept­able. Psy­chi­a­trists’ con­clu­sions were not shared with the court.

Judge Jonathan Durham Hall said sen­tenc­ing will take place on June 15 and re­manded Proc­ter in cus­tody.

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