Mother walks free despite killing 6-week-old daughter by cracking open her skullBy Mason White 1:25 PM August 25, 2015
By: Feng Qian
People in the United Kingdom, are shocked to learn that a mother who killed her child by cracking her skull will not have to spend a day in jail.
The Hull Crown Court heard how 21-year-old Natasha Sultan, killed her 6-week-old daughter Amelia-Lilly, by cracking open her skull.
Sultan pleaded guilty to infanticide. She could have been sentenced to life in prison.
After sentencing Sultan to three years probation, Judge Jeremy Richardson said that the woman is broken hearted and she will have to live with the fact that she killed her own daughter for the rest of her life.
According to the police investigation, Amelia-Lilly was taken to a hospital after suffering from a head injury. She died the next day.
Sultan admitted to beating her daughter’s head, but said that her mind was disturbed at the time. Doctors testified in court that Sultan suffered from postpartum depression and could not sleep.
A psychiatrist said that she was suffering a mild form of depression. Sultan was prescribed antidepressants, but she did not take the medication.
The judge banned Sultan from working with children.