Gosport baby death: Roxanne Davis and Samuel Davies due to be sentenced today

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Roxanne Davis and her ex-partner Samuel Davies have been found guilty of causing the death of newborn baby Stanley. 

Jurors at Winchester Crown Court decided last week that the sinister duo had caused or allowed Stanley’s ‘horrible’ death following their prolonged stint of abuse at their previous address at Garland Court in Forton Road, Gosport.

Roxanne Davis and Samuel Davies

Roxanne Davis and Samuel Davies

The baby died of a fatal skull fracture and brain haemorrhage aged just 24 days on March 28 last year.

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He also sustained 32 fractures to his ribs and nine fractures to his arms and legs during three separate occasions – many of which were brutal refractures, jurors heard during the harrowing five week trial.

After the verdict last Wednesday Davis, 30, the baby’s mother, lashed out at her former partner and shouted ‘You murdered my baby. You’ve got this wrong,’ before being led away.

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When will Roxanne Davis and Samuel Davies be sentenced?

The pair are due to be at court this morning for their sentencing hearing.

In the meantime Davis, of Lee Road, Gosport, and Davies, of Mayfield Road, Southampton, have been remanded in custody.

What is the maximum sentence they could receive?

Causing or allowing the death of a child or a young adult is an offence under the Domestic Violence Crime and Victims Act 2004. 

The maximum sentence for this offence is 14 years imprisonment and it can only be tried in the Crown Court.

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