Judge Sean Morris said: “This is one of the saddest cases I’ve seen in a long time.
“People may think you should be locked up straight away but I take the view, given the exceptional circumstances of this case, that would not be constructive.”What about punishment? Or don't we do that any more?
James Adkin, defending, said: “The defendant does not accept she would have or did injure her child. The medical evidence suggests accidental injury is a possibility. “She did love that baby and the consequences of that night are forever with her.”Or until she has her next hit, anyway...
The court heard there was “multi-agency involvement” when Michaela was born on March 9 last year.Didn't do much good, did it?