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Baby manslaughter mother given suspended jail term

A mother has been given a suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to killing her four-month-old baby.

The 19-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, also admitted two counts of child cruelty in relation to two other children.

At Snaresbrook Crown Court she was sentenced to 18 months suspended for two years for manslaughter.

On the cruelty charges she was given nine months for each count, suspended for two years.

The woman, who was 18 at the time of the killing in October, was also given two-year supervision and residence orders.

She was also given a prohibition order preventing her from entering Tower Hamlets, Brent and Westminster, and an order preventing her from supervising children under the age of 11 for two years.

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