Drunken mother jailed over death of son after falling asleep on top of him is freed

Mail Online | 3/29/2017 | Ed Riley For Mailonline
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A mother jailed over the death of her four-week old son after she took him on a drinking binge and fell asleep on top of him has been freed by Court of Appeal judges.

Marina Tilby, 26, was so intoxicated it took over an hour for her to be woken up after her son Darrian was rushed to hospital in an effort to save his life.

Aberaeron - Ceredigion - Wales - Years - Months

The 26-year-old, of Aberaeron, Ceredigion, Wales, was jailed for two years and four months at Swansea Crown Court in June after admitting child cruelty through wilful neglect.

But she was freed from prison after judges at the Court of Appeal, in London, reduced her sentence to 16 months and suspended it.

Judges - Sentence - Light - Remorse - Suffering

Judges said the original sentence was 'manifestly excessive' in light of her genuine remorse and her own suffering.

At the outset of his ruling on Tuesday, Mr Justice Fraser said: 'This is undoubtedly a very tragic case.'

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The judge, sitting with Lord Justice Singh and Mrs Justice Thornton, told the court Tilby took Darrian with her when she went out drinking with her sister on March 29 2017.

The pair drank Guinness in a pub before heading to the club house at Quay West caravan park in New Quay, Ceredigion at about 8.30pm.

Witnesses - Tilby - Baby - CCTV - Footage

Witnesses saw Tilby holding the baby while dancing and CCTV footage showed her holding him above her head and throwing him in the air before catching him.

The sisters met three men who were staying at the caravan park and went back to their caravan at the end of the evening.

Tilby - Bed - Hours - March

Tilby fed Darrian before putting him down on a double bed and then going to sleep next to him in the early hours of March 30.

When her sister came to look for her a short while later she found Tilby lying on top of Darrian, who was unresponsive...
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