Woman fed baby lethal drugs

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A woman who killed her 39- day-old baby in hospital by feeding him lethal drugs was sent to a mental hospital yesterday without limit of time. Winchester Crown Court was told that Charmaine Strudwick, 21, of Portsmouth, Hampshire, was not mentally ill when she killed her baby, although she had become mentally ill since. She was convicted of manslaughter.

The judge, Mr Justice Garland, told her she would be a danger to any child with whom she came into close contact. The court was told she mocked medical staff when they failed to save Jordan's life. He died after Strudwick fed him tablets meant to control her epilepsy.

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