Doomed baby was ‘fashion accessory’, judge tells mother
A MOTHER was told she treated her son as a “fashion accessory” after she was jailed for causing the three-weekold baby’s “brutal” death.
Roxanne Davis, 30, of Gosport, Hants, and her ex-partner Samuel Davies, 24, of Southampton, were convicted at Winchester Crown Court of causing or allowing the death of baby Stanley. Both were jailed for 10 years.
The trial heard that the baby died of a skull fracture and brain haemorrhage at 24 days old on March 28 2017.
He had also suffered 32 fractures to his ribs and nine to his arms and legs.
Judge Jane Miller QC said: “Stanley was in pain for much of his short life. One of you may have been absent when one of the sets of injuries was inflicted, but not all.”
The judge told Davis: “Your upset was more about you rather than Stanley. 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 Davies was not Stanley’s biological father. He and Davis both tested positive for cocaine and cannabis after their arrest.