Leila Borrington: Woman who filmed stepson, 3, as he lay dying from brain injury jailed for 15 years | UK News
A woman who filmed her three-year-old stepson as he lay dying from a brain injury has been jailed for 15 years for manslaughter, assault and causing grievous bodily harm.
Leila Borrington, 23, was handed the jail sentence at Nottingham Crown Court today in relation to three-year-old Harvey Borrington’s death in Nottinghamshire in August 2021.
Mr Justice Nicklin said while passing sentence that Harvey’s death must have been the result of a “sustained violent assault”.
The judge also said that the unlawful killing of the three-year-old, who had severe non-verbal autism, had had a profound effect on his loved ones.
The stepmother, from Jacksdale, Nottinghamshire, was cleared of murder but found guilty of unlawful killing, wounding and assault last month.
The month long-trial heard Harvey had sustained a fatal head injury.
Text messages sent by Ms Borrington after she had broken Harvey’s arm in April 2021 showed “a shocking lack of care and concern” for the child, the judge noted.