‘I HOPE THIS HAUNTS YOU’ Baby killing mum’s chilling words to jury as she’s convicted of battering her 19-day-old baby to death
Nicola Brown 43, of Seymour Close, Portsmouth was today convicted of the murder of her 19-day-old son in December 2014.
In Court she was described as a “ticking timebomb” after being convicted of killing her 19-day-old baby son Jake Long with a blow to the head after subjecting him to a catalogue of abuse. following a lengthy trial
As she heard the verdict, Nicola Brown shouted at jurors: “I hope this haunts you to the day you die” after they delivered their verdict.
Brown was remand and will be sentence after christmas
Senior Investigating Officer Detective Superintendent Scott MacKechnie said: “Although Nicola Brown has been brought to justice here today the fact is Jake’s death and subsequent trial is very sad and ultimately broken a family apart. This will be a difficult time for Jake’s extended family and our thoughts go to them at this time. The treatment of new born Jake by his own mother is very upsetting and shocking.
“This has been a complex investigation piecing together evidence of what occurred during Jake’s 19 days of life, to establish how he died and who was responsible.
“Identifying and protecting people who need our help is a priority for Hampshire Constabulary. We will continue to work with partners to identify risk and share information through our multi-agency safeguarding hubs and work through the local safeguarding children boards in Portsmouth, Southampton, Hampshire and the IOW.”