A mother who admitted killing her baby daughter while she was "in a maelstrom of fatigue and mental disorder" caused by postnatal depression has been spared jail. Natasha Sultan, 21, was given a three-year supervision order.
Natasha Sultan, who has been spared jail after admitting killing her six-week-old daughter, went to bed after inflicting "serious violence" upon her daughter, a Judge has said.
Judge Jeremy Richardson said Sultan killed Amelia-Lilly "by deliberately impacting her head upon a hard surface".
Sentencing Ms Sultan to a three-year supervision order, Judge Richardson said: "There will be many parents of infants who appreciate the situation in which you found yourself. The sudden explosion of violence was due to your unbalanced mind derived from postnatal depression.
"What is harder to understand, however, is your conduct afterwards. You went to bed having visited serious violence upon your daughter.
"You neglected her obvious and urgent need for medical attention. You simply went to bed."