1. Mum sent her ex one last picture of their 2-yo daughter before she allegedly smothered her to death.
‘Thought you deserved one last memory of her’: A mum ‘sent her ex a photo of his daughter before smothering her’ https://t.co/fp1jX78MJv
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Two days before Cody-Anne Jackson smothered her two-year-old daughter to death before attempting to take her own life, she sent her ex ‘one last picture’ of their little girl, a court has heard.
The Sun reports Stafford Crown Court heard how the 20-year-old mother ‘bombarded’ her ex, Paul Hogan, with angry texts when their relationship ended.
She then allegedly sent Paul an image of little Macey alongside a message that read, “Sorry, just thought you deserved one last picture and memory of her.”
Two days after that text, on October 10, 2016, Macey was found dead. The court heard that Cody had suffocated Macey before making an unsuccessful attempt to take her own life.
Paul had moved out of the family home just a week before his daughter was allegedly killed.
Macey’s mother maintains her daughter suffocated while sleeping in the bed next to her, and that she attempted suicide after waking to discover her toddler’s lifeless body in the morning.
She called emergency services to report her daughter wasn’t breathing, but pathologists found evidence of widespread haemorrhaging to her eyes and face, consistent with suffocation.
“This child suffered widespread brain damage caused by the interruption of oxygenated blood supply to the brain,” prosecutor Jonas Hankin QC told the court.
“Something has interfered with her ability to breathe.”
A note found in Cody-Anne’s home also allegedly confirmed that she had planned to kill her daughter, then take her own life.