Yvonne Adkins, 32, woke up after a nine-hour sex romp with her two-week-old lover – named simply as Peter – to find her baby dead. Adkins had left the baby in her rocker downstairs while she soaked herself in booze and frolic upstairs, Mirror. co.uk reported. She was later arraigned before a Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court, charged with child cruelty. She was spared of 18 months in prison, suspended for two years, with 18 months supervision. The trial judge, David Fletcher, said: “Your desire to engage in some sexual activity with someone you hardly knew resulted in you leaving your child downstairs when you knew it was not appropriate to do that.
“You made a catastrophic decision that you will have to live with for the rest of your life.”
The dead baby, Chantelle, was said to have suffered numerous health problems since she was born in last year January.