A mum and her ex-partner are facing over a decade in prison each after being convicted over the death of baby Stanley.
The 24 day old tot died after suffering a fractured skull and a brain haemorrhage in March 2017.
Baby Stanley Davis mother Roxanne Davis, 30, and her ex-partner Samuel Davies, 24, were found guilty of causing or allowing the death of a baby at Winchester Crown Court last week.
Both Davis and Davies tried to blame each other for the newborn’s ‘brutal’ death but the jury of seven men and five women convicted them both after five days of deliberation.
The pair are due to be back in court today for sentencing – here is the maximum time they could face in jail:
How long could they face in jail?
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.
What injuries were suffered by baby Stanley?
The court heard that Stanley lived for 24 days and that Davis and Davies had been his main carers since his birth on March 4, 2017. Stanley was rushed to hospital on 21 March and died later.
The jury was told that one of the two defendants inflicted fatal injuries to Stanley’s head, causing a skull fracture and brain haemorrhage from which he could not recover.
Following his death, Stanley’s body was examined by medical experts and in addition to the fracture to his skull, he was found to have sustained 32 fractures to his ribs and nine fractures to his arms and legs that were caused on more than one earlier occasion.
Prosecutors have said that: ‘Our thoughts are with the members of Stanley’s extended family who have lost a child in such harrowing circumstances.’
Following the conviction of Davis and Davies, the children’s charity the NSPCC released the following statement: ‘The circumstances surrounding the death of baby Stanley are tragic and disturbing.
‘His short life was plagued with pain and suffering, caused by the very people who should have loved and protected him from harm.
‘Babies and young children are entirely dependent on those who care for them and we all have a duty to look out for their welfare.’