Mum who treated baby as ‘fash­ion ac­ces­sory’ is jailed over bru­tal death

Daily Express - - Richard & Judy - By Ben Mitchell

A MOTHER who treated her baby as a “fash­ion ac­ces­sory” and her ex-partner have been jailed for 10 years for their part in the “bru­tal” death of her three­week-old son.

Rox­anne Davis, 30, of Gosport, Hants, and ex-partner Sa­muel Davies, 24, of Southamp­ton, were con­victed yesterday at Winch­ester Crown Court of caus­ing or al­low­ing the death of Stan­ley Davis.

The trial heard that the 24-day-old baby died of a skull frac­ture and brain haem­or­rhage on March 28, 2017.

He had also suf­fered 32 frac­tures to his ribs and nine frac­tures to his arms and legs which had been sus­tained on at least three oc­ca­sions.

Sen­tenc­ing the pair, Judge Jane Miller QC said that the baby suf­fered a “bru­tal” at­tack in which he was vi­o­lently shaken and could have been thrown across a room.

Judge Miller said: “Stan­ley was in pain for much of his short life.

“The med­i­cal ev­i­dence is he would have cried in­con­solably for 10 to 30 min­utes, which means both of you would have been aware of his dis­tress be­cause the flat was so tiny. One of you may have been ab­sent when one of the sets of in­juries was in­flicted, but not all.”

Rox­anne Davis sobbed dur­ing the hear­ing and as she was taken down to the cells she shouted: “He’s a mur­derer.”

The judge told her: “Much of your up­set is self-serv­ing croc­o­dile tears. Your up­set was more about you rather than Stan­ley.”

She added: “You were de­lighted to show him off to fam­ily and friends, but when you were back at home and he wasn’t a fash­ion ac­ces­sory, you were happy to hand him over to your partner.”

The court heard that the for­mer cou­ple, who are not mar­ried but share sim­i­lar

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