An evil mum who abandoned her baby to die has posted a selfie on her release from prison.
35-year-old Melksham woman Stacey Davis was jailed for two years for child cruelty after twelve-month-old Ethan fell unresponsive in his cot whilst left alone in a heatwave.
The youngster was found to have a significant head injury – a 15cm skull fracture – during a post-mortem, along with high levels of cannabis in his hair. Read the full court story >
Having served half her sentence behind bars, she’s now free from custody in time for Christmas – and is understood to be residing in supported housing.
On Friday evening (1 December), she uploaded a selfie to Snapchat with the caption “OUT OUT”.
It’s unclear whether the caption relates to her release from prison or a night out on the town.
Davis will remain on licence until the end of 2024 – meaning if she commits further offences, she’ll she could be sent straight back into custody on a recall.
Her brother, Scott Davis, was last month jailed for launching a sex attack on a 15-year-old girl in Melksham in the dead of night. Read the court story >
When Stacey Davis was sentenced at Salisbury Crown Court in December 2022, Judge Parkes KC said: “There is no evidence you or his father caused Ethan’s death, no suggestion you did so.
“The sad fact is that you fell very seriously short of the duty owed to Ethan as his mother.
“He suffered a 15cm skull fracture one-to-three weeks before his death, likely to be from blunt impact of significant force. You failed to seek medical attention for the injury to his head. Any normal parent would put the child’s health before anything.
“It is clear you abandoned him on two occasions, including the day of this death. This is aggravated by the fact it happened twice. You left Ethan alone in his cot in a room with a closed window.
“You sat on a bench at one point, and you took [a child] to the park and went to a shop. You had taken your car to the car wash on way back. It is reasonably clear you weren’t in a hurry.
“What is particularly appalling about this episode is that you spent half an hour on the phone, sending and receiving messages [when you arrived home], until you went to check on Ethan. You had not seen him, checked on him, for nearly three hours.”
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