THOUSANDS of people are up in arms about what they say are the lenient sentences given to a mother and her ex-partner, for the horrible death of 24-day-old baby Stanley.
Roxanne Davis, 30 and Samuel Davies, 24, were jailed for 10 years each at Winchester Crown Court last week – sentences more than 5,000 people and counting have said is simply not enough.
The pair were put behind bars after being convicted of causing or allowing the death of Stanley Davis, following a prolonged stint of abuse at the ex-couple’s previous address at Garland Court in Forton Road, Gosport.
Now, thousands have signed an online petition to get justice for baby Stanley and are asking for the pair’s sentences to be increased.
The petition, started by a woman named Ellie Boston, reads: ‘Baby Stanley lived a short life of pain and suffering at the hands of the people who were supposed to protect him.
‘The court found that Stanley had died from a skull fracture and a brain haemorrhage aged just 24 days.
‘He had also suffered 32 fractures to his ribs and nine fractures to his arms and legs, sustained during three separate occasions.
‘The mother and partner were both tested positive for cocaine and cannabis at the time of the murder. They have since both been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
‘This petition is to campaign to increase the time spent in prison as I feel, as well as lots of others, this is not long enough for taking a innocent baby’s life in such cruel and inhumane circumstances.
‘Lets get justice for beautiful baby Stanley!’
The maximum sentence for causing or allowing the death of a child or a young adult is 14 years in prison.
Davis and Davies, who is not the biological father of Stanley, tried to blame each other for his death.
He died of a fatal skull fracture and brain haemorrhage on March 28 last year.
A comment on the petition reads: ‘10 years for those horrific injuries to a helpless baby are not long enough.’
Another states: ‘Sentenced to 10 years means, with our crazy ‘justice’ system, that they are likely to get out after just five years.
‘That is nowhere near enough for causing such appalling injuries to an utterly defenceless baby.’