Emma Wilson, 25, attacked her own toddler inflicting a catalogue of ‘catastrophic’ injuries then blamed it on her other child.
A mother has been jailed for life with a minimum of 14 years for murdering her 11-month-old baby son.
Emma Wilson, 25, from Windsor in Berkshire attacked her own toddler inflicting a catalogue of ‘catastrophic’ injuries.
Callum Wilson was born on April 23 2010 and spent the his first months with foster parents.
In November 2010, Callum returned to the care of his mother at her flat in Paddock Close.
In March 2011 neighbours described hearing five or six loud bangs coming from the flat, the following morning Ms Wilson called paramedics to help her son who she said was “lifeless and not doing anything”.
During the trial at the Old Bailey prosecutor Paul Dunkels QC told the jury: “The effect of the injuries would have been immediate and catastrophic.”
In court Ms Wilson tried to blame the injuries on the toddler’s two year old brother who she said was “boisterous”.
The jury though returned a unanimous verdict of guilty to murder.
The jury were also shown a series of ‘selfie’ photograph taken in the days before the fatal attack where Ms Wilson was smiling at the camera with her son behind her – at this stage he could be seen with minor injuries.
Judge Stephen Kramer QC told Wilson: “You are adept at lying and once you have decided to lie you are adept at sustaining that lie.”
As she was taken down to the cells Wilson was in tears, as were members of her family who were watching on from the public gallery.
Speaking after the verdict, Det Ch Insp Ian Hunter from Thames Valley Police said: “This case has been a harrowing and emotional journey for all involved.
“Callum’s life was cruelly cut short and he suffered an abhorrent catalogue of abuse at the hands of his mother.
“This conviction demonstrates the absolute commitment of the prosecution team and witnesses to ensure justice was served. Our thoughts will always be with Callum.”