Mum still wait­ing to let son rest in peace

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A mother has paid tribute to her beloved son and says she can’t move on un­til a trou­bled in­quest into his death is fi­nally heard. A hear­ing into one-year old Jimmy Robin­son’s death was called off at Arch­bishop’s Palace, Maid­stone, when a fight broke out in the court­room on Novem­ber 8. Baby Jimmy died on June 15, 2017 at Lon­don’s St Thomas’ Hospi­tal, just five days be­fore his sec­ond birth­day, af­ter suf­fer­ing a po­ten­tial car­diac ar­rest at his mother’s home in Chatham, but the in­quest has still not de­ter­mined ex­actly how he died. The in­quest had pre­vi­ously been ad­journed when the case was moved from Lon­don to Kent, and mum Jor­dan Beck says she will be un­able to come to terms with Jimmy’s death un­til the case is con­cluded. “We haven’t had a chance to grieve,” she said. “It will never be the same again. I just want to be able to let him rest in peace.” A spice user said he was “off his face” when he stole a bike and baby mon­i­tors to help fund his drug habit.

Gary Parks took the mon­i­tors worth £260 from Boots in Maid­stone in July and a month later he was cap­tured on CCTV steal­ing a £500 bike.

Dur­ing a hear­ing at Maid­stone Mag­is­trates’ Court on Fri­day a court heard Parks, 29, had never been em­ployed and had been re­jected by McDon­ald’s when they found out about his crim­i­nal his­tory.

Parks, of Kirby Road, Dart­ford, ad­mit­ted three charges of theft which also in­cluded steal­ing items from a TK Maxx store.

The bench heard he had strug­gled with spice and stole to af­ford his ad­dic­tion.

Parks was handed a 12-month com­mu­nity or­der with a six­month drug re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion pro­gramme and will wear an elec­tronic tag for a four-week cur­few stop­ping him leav­ing home be­tween 8pm and 7am on Mon­days, Tues­days, Wednesdays and Thurs­days..

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