Mother admits manslaughter of five-week-old son after paracetamol death

Mother Admits Manslaughter Of Five-Week-Old Son After Paracetamol Death
Ellie Jacobs will be sentenced later in May. Photo: PA Images
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Callum Parke, PA

A teenage mother in the UK has admitted the manslaughter of her five-week-old son.

Ellie Jacobs (19) admitted killing Archie Jacobs, as well as child cruelty when she appeared at Luton Crown Court on Wednesday, according to Northamptonshire Police.


Archie died in hospital after entering cardiac arrest in Whitfield Road, Biddlesden, Buckinghamshire, on June 5th, 2020, with a post-mortem finding his cause of death to be acute paracetamol toxicity.



Jacobs, of Moor Road, Rushden, Northamptonshire, was arrested by Thames Valley Police (TVP) in October last year and was later charged with murder, but has now admitted the lesser charge of manslaughter.

She will be sentenced at the same court on May 24th.

Detective Chief Inspector Will Crowther of TVP’s Major Crime Unit said: “This is a very sad case, where a five-week-old boy lost his life.

“I am pleased that Ellie Jacobs finally accepted responsibility for causing Archie’s death and for the significant injuries to Archie which he received in the days leading up to his death.


“I am hoping this guilty plea will help the rest of Archie’s family move forward following these tragic circumstances.”

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