Woman who googled 'baby in coma' after attacking baby and leaving him brain damaged is jailed

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A woman who shook an 11-week-old baby so hard she left him severely brain damaged has been jailed for three years.

27-year-old Renata Sode, from Lithuania, used her mobile phone to google terms like 'baby in coma', 'baby is pale' and 'baby having difficulty breathing' after attacking the baby.

The infant was left fighting for breath but Sode delayed calling an ambulance to her home in Rainham in Essex, for almost 12 hours.

The baby slipped into a coma and her husband Mindaugas Sodys gave him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

He was eventually admitted to Queen's Hospital in Romford at 10am on 17 September, 2012.

Doctors noticed the soft area of the baby's skull was raised and swollen, indicating bleeding of the brain. He was transferred to the paediatric intensive care unit at London's King's College Hospital later that day where doctors agreed his injuries could have been caused by shaking.

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Texts sent to her husband in the days before the attack showed that she was getting increasingly angry and frustrated with the two children and was struggling to cope.

After begging Sodys to come home from his work as a car sprayer she wrote:

Another read:

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More than two years after the attack the little boy has still not progressed mentally beyond the age of three months and is unable to sit up unaided.

Damage to his eyes means that he can only make out light and dark and he is likely to need round-the-clock care for the rest of his life.

David Hislop, defending Sode, said:

Sentencing Renata Sode, Judge Martin Zeidman said: