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Mother who killed her baby 52 years ago receives suspended sentence

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Rachel Brand QC represented a mother who received a suspended sentence for manslaughter after killing her baby in 1963.

Melody Cassan was 15 years old at the time and did not tell the truth about the circumstances of her son’s death until she made a voluntary confession to the police in 2014.

Mrs Justice Thirwall sitting at Leciester Crown Court heard that Cassan had suffered ’52 years of self-torment and 52 years of self-loathing.’

Further reports:

– The Guardian

The Telegraph

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