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Sentence increase for woman who killed her baby son

A mum from Windsor who continually abused her baby ending in his death, had four years added to her prison sentence today by the Court of Appeal. The original sentence of 14 years was described as too lenient after she left her 11-month-old son with bruising and broken bones before he died.

Cary Johnston has this report.

Sentence increase for mum who killed her baby

The Court of Appeal has increased the minimum sentence of a Windsor mother who was convicted of murdering her own child.

Emma Wilson was jailed for life, and told she would serve a minimum of fourteen years after inflicting fatal injuries to her eleven month old baby, Callum.

However, the Attorney General referred the case, as being potentially unduly lenient.

She will now serve a minimum of seventeen years.

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14-year jail sentence for killing baby son is "too lenient"

Emma Wilson was jailed for 14 years for the murder of her son Callum, who was just 11 months old.

Today, the Attorney General is appealing her sentence at the Court of Appeal in London, saying it was "too lenient."

Emma Wilson is to appeal against her 14 year jail sentence for killing her son

She was sentenced to life, serving a minimum of 14 years in jail in January this year.

Callum died of an "unsurvivable brain injury."

Baby Callum died of an "unsurvivable brain injury"

He had spent the first months of his life in foster care before being returned to his natural mother Emma.

A review into his death last month said more could have been done to save him.

"Missed opportunities" to stop mother murdering baby

Video. "A catalogue of errors and missed opportunities." That was the damning verdict of a serious case review today, into the death of an 11-month old baby, murdered by the person who should have protected him the most.

Callum Wilson had spent the first months of his life in foster care before being returned to his natural mother Emma. She was sentenced to life for his murder two months ago.

The review said more could have been done to save him. Windsor and Maidenhead Council apologised for what happened.

Cary Johnston reports, and spoke to Alison Alexander from Children's Services at Windsor and Maidenhead Council.

Baby Callum's death "could have been prevented"

The serious case review into the death of 11-month-old Callum Wilson, who died at the hands of his mother, concluded if action had been taken, his death would likely have been prevented.

11-month-old Callum Wilson died of an "unsurvivable brain injury"

The 185-page report said that little or no action was taken, despite scratches and bruises on baby Callum being identified by a social worker, a health visitor, a children's centre and even Callum's GP.

The report was prepared for the Windsor and Maidenhead Local Safeguarding Children Board.

Two months ago, his mother Emma Wilson was sentenced to life in prison for his murder.

Callum had spent the first few months of his life with foster parents, before being returned to his natural mother.