Mother sentenced to life for murder of 11 month old baby

Emma Wilson, who murdered her 11 month old son, has been sentenced at the Old Bailey to life in jail, to serve a minimum of 14 years.

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Police: Mother's sentence reflects abuse baby suffered

Emma Wilson, 25, was sentenced to life in jail with a minimum of 14 years for the murder of her 11-month-old son Callum.

Speaking following the sentencing, Det Supt Ian Hunter said:

The sentence today is a reflection of the abuse Callum suffered at the hands of someone entrusted to care for him and the pain he must have felt during his short life.

It also reflects on the dedication and efforts of the investigating officers and prosecution team to deliver justice for Callum during what was a difficult and emotional case for many of them.

Of course, sadly it does not bring Callum back and our thoughts will always remain with him.


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Mother jailed for killing son: CPS statement

Adrian Foster, from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), said: "This was an extremely difficult and complex case to prosecute.

"Without any eye witnesses, we needed lengthy and highly technical evidence from top medical experts to help provide an explanation as to why this baby died.

"The truth is that the fatal injuries Wilson caused were the culmination of a series of violent acts by her towards her son.

“We hope that the conviction and sentence will in some way help his extended family come to terms with this tragic event.

"No matter how long the prison sentence is, we acknowledge that nothing can make up for the loss of Callum. Our thoughts are very much with his extended family at this time."

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Murdering mother to spend at least 14 years behind bars

A mother who murdered her 11 month old son has been sentenced at the Old Bailey to life in jail, to serve a minimum of 14 years.

Emma Wilson murdered her son Callum in March 2011.

She inflicted an "unsurvivable brain injury" to the little boy.

He also suffered rib, arm and leg fractures as well as bruising across his face and body.

Emma Wilson will spend at least 14 years in jail for the murder of her baby son
11 month old Callum suffered an 'unsurvivable brain injury'
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