Leila Borrington: Woman who filmed her 3-year-old stepson as he lay dying of a brain injury jailed for 15 years | UK News
A woman who filmed her three-year-old stepson as he lay dying of a brain injury has been jailed for 15 years for manslaughter, assault and grievous bodily harm.
Leila Borrington, 23, killed Harvey Borrington, who suffered from severe non-verbal autism, by slapping him “repeatedly” in what the judge called a “sustained violent assault”.
The court heard that Borrington had also attacked Harvey twice in the four months before his death, which left him with a broken arm and marks on his face.
Nottingham Crown Court heard Borrington lied about what happened to Harvey when paramedics were called to his home in Jacksdale, near Kirkby-in-Ashfield in Nottinghamshire in August 2021.
The stepmother was cleared of the murder but convicted of homicide, bodily harm and unlawful assault last month.
Text messages sent by Borrington after she broke Harvey’s arm in April 2021 showed “a shocking lack of care and concern” for the child, the judge noted.