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A woman has been found guilty of the murder of her new-born baby in Ross-on-Wye.

Stanley Mayo was found dead on Sunday 24 March in 2019, the day after he was born on Saturday 23 March.

Today, a jury found Paris Mayo, 19 from Ruardean, Gloucestershire, guilty of his murder.



Senior Investigating Officer for the case, Detective Inspector Julie Taylor, said: “Paris Mayo, who was 15 years old at the time, claimed Stanley was born cold, did not make any noise and hit his head on the floor when he was born.

“She did not alert anyone to the birth of Stanley, or the fact he had died. She claimed she did not know she was pregnant at the time.

“Today, following a six-week trial at Worcester Crown Court a jury found Mayo was in fact responsible for his death; and attempted to conceal her pregnancy from those who could’ve, and would’ve, supported her.

“The death of a new-born baby is utterly heart-breaking, even more so when the person who is responsible is the baby’s own mother.

“This has been a devastating case for the investigative team to deal with and I would like to thank those involved for their outstanding efforts to ensure justice has been done today.”

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A young mother has been sentenced to serve a minimum term of 12 years detention for killing her newborn son in Ross-on-Wye.

Paris Mayo, 19, of Ruardean, Gloucestershire, was sentenced yesterday (26 June 2023) at Worcester Crown Court for the murder of Stanley Mayo.

A CPS spokesperson said: “This is a tragic and complex case. Stanley Mayo's short life was filled with pain and suffering when he should have been nurtured and loved

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