Christopher Hotten QC prosecutes baby murder

Thu, 19 Jun 2014

Tyler Vallance, 21, Redditch, has pleaded guilty to killing his two-month old daughter, Isabella Vallance, on 12th December 2012.

He also pleaded guilty to a charge of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent.

Christopher Hotten QC prosecuting said: ‘We are all of the view that we accept those pleas’. He said that although there were two charges, it was likely that ‘each occurred over a short period of time in a momentary loss of control by somebody with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Tourettes.’

Separately, Jessica Wiggins, Isabella’s mother, will face a trial starting 24th June for alleged child cruelty between 5th October and 8th December 2012 and causing or allowing the death of Isabella.

Please click here to read the article reported by BBC News and Daily Mail.

Please click here to view Christopher Hotten QC’s profile.

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