Baby killer mum sentenced to three years

A mum whose baby drowned after she abandoned her in an adult bath and forgot about her will spend three years behind bars.

A jury at Oxford Crown Court took less than two hours to convict Jasmine Gregory, 24 of Ulfgar Road, Oxford, on Wednesday.

Gregory killed her 14-month-old daughter Robyn Andrews-English at their former home in Kents Row, Grove, on August 7, 2014.

Gregory said she was ‘distracted’ and ‘forgot’ about Robyn, and started doing the washing up.

When she remembered about Robyn up to 10 minutes after leaving her, she ran outside shouting ‘where’s my baby?’ before running upstairs and scooping Robyn’s body out of the bath.

Investigating officer Det Con Andy Matheson, from the Child Abuse Investigation Unit based in Cowley, said: “This has been a tragic case from the start. A young mother has lost her young baby and the extended family have lost the future they would have had with the child.

“Jasmine Gregory has never given a full account to police or others of what happened that day and so this has meant Robyn’s extended family –  grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins – will never really know what led to her death.

“However I am pleased that this tragic case has now reached its conclusion so the family can begin to concentrate on picking up the pieces of their lives at this difficult time.”