Search

Majority verdict allowed in baby murder trial of Manor Park couple

PUBLISHED: 14:06 20 April 2017 | UPDATED: 14:07 20 April 2017

Riaz Ahmed has been sentenced to seven years' imprisonment. Photo: PA

Riaz Ahmed has been sentenced to seven years' imprisonment. Photo: PA

PA Archive/Press Association Images

A jury has been given a majority direction in the trial of a Manor Park couple accused of staging the death of their baby on a bus to get away with killing her.

Jeffrey Wiltshire, 52, and 25-year-old Rosalin Baker, of Morris Avenue, are on trial at the Old Bailey charged with murdering 16-week-old Imani in September last year and causing or allowing her death.

Baker has blamed her abusive boyfriend and claimed Wiltshire had tried to “frame” her by forcing her on to the bus in Stratford with their dead child in a sling.

But Wiltshire, who claims to have fathered 25 children, has told jurors he had nothing to do with the death of the baby, who was born prematurely and put on the child protection register.

Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC sent the jury out to consider its verdicts on Tuesday morning.

This morning, he told the 11 jurors that he would accept verdicts on which at least 10 of them were agreed.

Related articles

Latest Newham News Stories

Yesterday, 16:35

As young people open their AS and A-level results, Childline is offering support to those worried about their results.

London
Yesterday, 16:27

With pupils across the country anxiously waiting on their A-level results, it’s time to put your knowledge to the test.

Yesterday, 15:41

Tomorrow marks A-Levels results day, when students at sixth forms and colleges will finally know more about what comes next.

Yesterday, 15:16

In the first of a new series, we put local people in the spotlight with our Q&A.

NHS

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Read more

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now