Four years on, woman who killed son freed to go shop­ping

Scottish Daily Mail - - News - By Sam Walker

THE mother of Mikaeel Ku­lar has been al­lowed out of prison on shop­ping trips just four years into an 11-year jail sen­tence for killing her child, it was re­ported last night.

Ros­deep Adekoya is said to have at­tended a li­brary in Stir­ling, vis­ited a lo­cal shop and taken a bus ride as part of a scheme to pre­pare her for re­lease from nearby Corn­ton Vale prison.

Adekoya, pic­tured, re­peat­edly beat Mikaeel, three, when he fell ill fol­low­ing a fam­ily din­ner at a Nando’s res­tau­rant.

When she dis­cov­ered he was dead, she stuffed his body in a suit­case and dumped it be­fore telling po­lice the tod­dler had gone miss­ing from her home in Ed­in­burgh, spark­ing a search in which hun­dreds of lo­cal peo­ple helped po­lice hunt for the boy.

But Adekoya was con­victed of cul­pa­ble homi­cide rather than mur­der, lead­ing to a ma­jor pub­lic back­lash.

The mother, now 38, was jailed for 11 years in 2014 for killing Mikaeel and dump­ing the boy’s body in the suit­case in Kirk­caldy, Fife.

At the time a judge con­demned her ac­tions as ‘cruel and in­ex­cus­able’.

We pre­vi­ously told how the mother of five would be­come el­i­gi­ble to ap­ply for pa­role at the half­way point of her sen­tence if she con­vinces the Pa­role Board that she poses no threat.

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