A single mother aged 33 years old has been reported to have killed her two-month-old baby while she was trying to stop the child from crying and making a noise, Evening Standardreports.

The woman, identified as Abigail Palmer had claimed she had fallen asleep on the sofa only to wake up and find her daughter, Teri-Rae, “blue and lifeless”.

But the 33-year-old was found guilty of manslaughter after the prosecution alleged she crushed the baby to stop her from crying.

Paramedics had been called to the home in Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom, but were unable to save the tragic newborn.

The death was initially treated as non-suspicious but a skeletal examination later discovered fresh damage to her ribs.

The 33-year-old tested positive for cocaine during her pregnancy and had regular visits from health care and social workers, who didn’t raise any concerns.

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