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Leicestershire mother admitted shaking baby

Jodie Pick
Image caption Ms Pick told paramedics her daughter had been accidentally strangled by her bib

A jury has heard how the mother of a seven-week-old baby girl who died at a house in Leicestershire admitted in police interviews to shaking her baby.

Jodie Pick, 24, from Broughton Astley, was arrested after the death of her daughter in May 2009.

Medical tests found the baby sustained head, brain and spinal cord injuries.

In a police interview, shown at Leicester Court, Ms Pick said she had shaken the baby to revive her but "not with the force you are suggesting".

Ms Pick, who told paramedics her daughter had been accidentally strangled by her bib, denies manslaughter.

The prosecution claims the baby girl, who was born prematurely, died as a result of being shaken.

At Leicester Crown Court on Friday, both the prosecution and the defence agreed the baby had no blood disorder that would predispose her to internal bleeding and that the post-mortem examination showed no natural cause of death.

The trial continues.

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