Mother with mental health problems admits murder

A woman with mental health problems has admitted killing her
three-week-old baby by cooking him in an oven, writes
Clare Jerrom.

Cheryl Green denied the murder of her son Mickle at the Old
Bailey today but admitted manslaughter by diminished

Prosecutor Edward Brown said: “It is abundantly clear from
the evidence that Mrs Green had a serious and long-standing mental

Mickle, who had been born prematurely, died in hospital in April
last year after he suffered 90 per cent burns after he was left in
the cooker for just a few minutes.

Sentence was deferred for a month so more medical reports could
be prepared. Green was remanded on bail on condition that she
remains in the hospital where she is being treated.

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