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Hutton jailed for 15 years

Amanda Hutton has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after being found guilty of the manslaughter of her four-year-old son, Hamzah Khan.

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Hutton 'failed in most basic requirement' of parenting

Judge Roger Thomas told Amanda Hutton that she had failed "in that most basic and fundamental requirement that is upon every parent, to feed her child adequately".

From all the evidence that I have heard, I have no doubt that the reason for you purposefully keeping Hamzah away from everybody was because you were failing to nourish him and provide him with even the most basic food.

The most telling and awful fact in this case that speaks volumes about how you starved Hamzah is that when his mummified remains were found, he was comfortably clothed in a baby-gro which was designed for a six to nine-month-old child.

Moreover, he was found in a cot wearing, at the age of four-and-a-half years, a nappy.

– Judge Roger Thomas QC

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