Mother jailed over baby death prosecuted by Jonas Hankin QC

Mon, 08 Apr 2019

A mother has been found guilty of squeezing her two-month-old baby to death and jailed for 13 and a half years after a trial at Birmingham Crown Court.

Two QCs from No5 Barristers' Chambers were on opposite sides of the courtroom for the manslaughter trial.

Jonas Hankin QC prosecuted Abigail Palmer, 33, who was found guilty of manslaughter following a trial lasting 4 weeks in front of Mrs Justice Lambert sitting at Birmingham Crown Court.

Miss Palmer was represented by Michael Burrows QC.

The prosecution case was that the defendant was responsible for multiple rib fractures, which had caused 10-week-old Teri-Rae Palmer’s death from asphyxia several hours later.

The defendant denied criminal responsibility for the baby’s injuries and disputed that those injuries had caused or contributed to death.

Jonas Hankin QC and Michael Burrows QC are both members of the Crime Group at No5 Barristers’ Chambers.

Read more about the case here.

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