Thursday, January 12, 2012

Kimberley Hainey Jailed for Minimum of 15 Years for the Murder of her Baby Son Declan

A woman who murdered her toddler son and concealed his mummified body has been jailed for life and told she must serve a minimum of 15 years.

Kimberley Hainey, 37, was found guilty by a majority verdict last month of murdering her son Declan at a flat in Bruce Road, Paisley, Renfrewshire.

She was also convicted of failing to report Declan's death to police or other authorities and of concealing his body at the flat.

At the High Court in Glasgow, she was handed the life sentence and told she will spend a minimum of 15 years behind bars.

Hainey was also sentenced to seven years for attempting to defeat the ends of justice, which will run concurrently with the 15 years.

The court heard how Declan's body was "mummified" when it was found in March 2010.
Sentencing her, Lord Woolman said: "Declan's first birthday took place in April 2009, he appeared to have all his life in front of him.

"He was surrounded by a loving family and people thought you were a loving mother. A few months later he was dead."

The cause of Declan's death is not known but he is said to have last been seen alive when he was 15 months old. Read More