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.
Following the conviction of Amanda Hutton, questions are raised over two little boys killed by those who were supposed to care for them.
A mother who starved her son to death threatened to kill her other children, a judge who sentenced her to 15 years in prison heard.
For two years the mummified body of four-year-old Hamzah Khan lay hidden in his mother's squalid house.