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