Mother spared jail for infanticide

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.

Mother went to bed after violence towards daughter

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."

Read: Mother spared jail after killing her baby daughter

Mother spared jail after killing her baby daughter

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 for infanticide following the death of six-week-old Amelia-Lilly, in October last year.

Natasha Sultan pictured with Amelia-Lilly who died after suffering a head injury inflicted by her mother.

Amelia-Lilly was taken to hospital from her home in Welton Grove, Hull, on October 8 suffering from a head injury and later died.

Ms Sultan was due to stand trial for murder but the prosecution accepted her guilty plea to a charge of infanticide.

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