• Sun. May 14th, 2023

UK teen Paris Mayo on trial for murder after allegedly suffocating newborn

A UK teen who “unexpectedly” gave birth at the age of 15 assaulted then suffocated her baby before dumping his body in a bin bag, a court has heard.

Paris Mayo, now 19, is on trial for the murder of her son, Stanley Mayo, who died in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, on March 23, 2019, The Sun reports.

Ms Mayo had taken a warm bath believing she had period pains when she went into labour, the court heard.

She then gave birth to the baby in the living room of her family home, while her mum tended to her sick dad upstairs.

Ms Mayo then allegedly assaulted the baby – causing a severe brain injury – before suffocating him with cotton wool two hours later when she realised he was still alive, the court heard.

Worcester Crown Court heard she later messaged her older brother, saying: “When you go outside, can you put the black bag in the bin, it’s just full of sick from last night, please.”

But when Ms Mayo’s mum looked inside, she screamed, “There’s a baby in the bag,” jurors heard.

Emergency crews were called, with the mum heard telling her young daughter: “You could have told me, darling. Poor baby. Why didn’t you tell me?”

Paramedics arrived and found Ms Mayo in the house sitting with her mum, holding the baby who was “wrapped in a sheet” and showed no signs of life.

Jurors heard the teen said she didn’t know she was pregnant and the baby had “fallen out of her”.

She had hoped her mum would think the newborn was “rubbish” and “throw it out”, the court was told.

Ms Mayo, of Ruardean, Gloucestershire, denies murder.

The trial continues.

This article originally appeared in The Sun and was reproduced with permission

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