A mother who murdered her 19-day-old baby son with a blow to the head after subjecting him to a catalogue of abuse has been sentenced to life in prison.
Nicola Brown, 43, will have to serve a minimum of 14 and a half years for the fatal attack on her toddler son Jake Young.
At an earlier hearing, the court heard the attack on Jake exactly two years ago included a blow of 'astonishing force' to his head with a hard object.
The youngster was found to have suffered injuries, including bruises to his scalp, a fractured skull, a bilateral brain haemorrhage and bleeding to his eyes.
Experts examining his body after his death found he also had 17 fractures to his ribs, and the prosecution claimed he was 'probably shaken'.
Source - Metro