Monday, 25 August 2014

Woman Accused Of Killing Her Baby Jailed In The UK

A woman, Rosdep Adekoya has been jailed 11 years by an Edinburgh court in United Kingdom, after admitting in July that she repeatedly beat Kular (her son) before stuffing his lifeless body into a suitcase.

Investigations revealed that “she lost her temper and killed the toddler after he was repeatedly sick following a family day out at a Nando’s restaurant last January.”
Press Association report said, after discovering Kular’s body on the floor of their Edinburgh home, “she wrapped it in a duvet cover, concealed it in the suitcase and drove 25 miles to Fife to hide it in woodland.” 
In a bid to hide the crime from the police, Adekoya dialled 999 and reported her son missing. She finally broke down and admitted to police, revealing that: ”it was an accident and I panicked, she said.
Read the rest of the story as reported by the Press Association:
Adekoya had earlier admitted to a separate charge of attempting to defeat the ends of justice by pretending to police he had gone missing.
The court heard Adekoya’s internet history showed searches including ”I find it hard to love my son”, ”Why am I so aggressive with my son” and
”Get rid of bruises”.
Kular died on the night of Tuesday January 14 from injuries inflicted the previous Sunday following the restaurant outing.
He was smacked and struck on the body and head with a clenched fist after vomiting repeatedly.
Adekoya, a prisoner at Cornton Vale prison, Stirling, dragged him to the shower by his arms and ”beat him heavily on his back as he lay over the bath edge, causing internal damage.
“He was kept off nursery as his condition deteriorated and by Tuesday night he was ‘listless.”
Advocate depute Alex Prentice told the court: ”He would have been in significant pain but was put to bed.
”The pain would have increased significantly while Mikaeel became dangerously ill … finally dying as a result of the injuries inflicted upon him by the accused.
”It was during that night that he died.”
Adekoya put her son’s body in a suitcase which she carried to the boot of her car, before taking his twin sister to nursery.She left the suitcase in woodland behind her sister’s house in Dunvegan Avenue, Kirkcaldy, covering it with branches.
Inconsistencies began to appear in her account of events to police after she reported her son missing on Thursday morning and she eventually broke down and took them to his body.
The final cause of Mikaeel’s death was found to be ”blunt force abdominal trauma” and the court heard he had more than 40 separate injuries to his body.
Defence QC Brian McConnachie told the court: ”Rosdeep Adekoya is not a monster.”
”It appears from every source … that this has been a brief period when this young woman has lost her temper and behaved in a way which is totally out of character for her.”
An independent significant case review is to be held after it emerged social services had stopped monitoring the family weeks before Mikaeel’s death.
She was charged with the murder, but pleaded guilty in order to have her charge reduced to culpable homicide at the High Court in Edinburg, where she was sentenced today.
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