Teen mother who killed her baby son with overdose is jailed five years

Ellie Jacobs, a teenage mother who killed her 38-day-old baby son with a paracetamol overdose, has been sentenced to five years in prison. She had denied charges of murder and child cruelty at the start of her trial but later pleaded guilty to manslaughter and admitted to child cruelty. Archie Jacobs died from a paracetamol overdose on June 5, 2020, when he was just five weeks old. When his body was examined, it was found he had two sets of fractures caused three to seven days before his death. Jacobs' partner had moved out just days before she gave birth, and Archie had been placed on a Child Protection Plan. Her mother, who had supported her daughter and grandson, died in a road crash on May 10, 2020. After Archie's death, a baby's bottle was examined and contained evidence that suggested six crushed tablets had been added to it.