Mum still waiting to let son rest in peace
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..