Charity condemns Portsmouth woman who killed 19-day-old son

Nicola Brown
Nicola Brown

Attacker followed his victim for a mile before assault in city alleyway

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A CHILDREN’S charity has condemned the actions of a mother who has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for killing her baby.

Nicola Brown, of Seymour Close in Buckland, Portsmouth, today starts the life sentence which was given to her yesterday following a trial.

She was found guilty of murdering her 19-day-old son Jake at Winchester Crown Court.

An NSPCC spokeswoman said: ‘This is a deeply shocking case in which a defenceless newborn has been killed by his own mother – a woman who should have been nurturing and protecting him.

‘The sentence handed down to Brown reflects the seriousness of this crime. Although she has been brought to justice, it does not alter the fact that Jake has been robbed of every chance of living a fulfilling and happy life.

‘It is a sad reality that cases of abuse and neglect take place every day. Babies and young children are entirely dependent on those who care for them.’