York mother cleared of shaking her baby to death
- 27 March 2013
- From the section York & North Yorkshire
A mother has been found not guilty of shaking her baby to death after allegedly losing her temper.
Gemma O'Donnell, 27, of York, was accused of killing five-month-old son Leighton in December 2010.
Prosecutors alleged she had inflicted the fatal wounds three to five days before his death in a fit of rage.
A jury at Leeds Crown Court, however, rejected the allegation and cleared Ms O'Donnell, of Bright Street, of one count of manslaughter.