A cannabis-smoking mother who left her baby at home to die in 27C temperatures later took to Facebook to sell her dead boy’s clothes and money box.
Stacey Davis, 35, left her one-year-old son Ethan Davis to die in his cot while she ran errands and visited a park near her home in Melksham, Wiltshire, in June 2018.
Following Ethan’s death, Ms.Stacey listed his possessions and clothes for sale on Facebook. She sold a ‘Little Man’s Savings’ money box for just £5. She started to sell the dead baby boy’s clothes around November 29, 2019.
Ethan was trapped in a warm room in which all windows were closed and no fans were in use as temperatures soared. He suffered a fractured skull, which his mother said was sustained following a fall, though a post-mortem was unable to ascertain a cause of death.
Davis, who regularly smoked cannabis around her son, then failed to check on him for at least half an hour after returning to the property. Instead, she began texting a friend, a court heard.
When she finally did go into Ethan’s room, she found him lifeless and unresponsive in his cot.
The infant was rushed to Royal United Hospital in Bath on June 27, 2018, but was pronounced dead a short time later.
She pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years in prison on December 1, 2022 after an offence of child cruelty.
Ethan’s father Luke Turvey welcomed the sentence of his former partner.
Writing on Facebook he said: ‘So a long four and a half years has finally finished today, Stacey Davis has gone to prison for two years for cruelty and neglect of my son Ethan.