A mother who took selfies with the battered 11-month-old son she had beaten, causing him to suffer brain damage which later caused his death, was jailed for 14 years today.
Emma Wilson repeatedly hit baby Callum so violently her neighbour’s ceiling shook.
She then said his two-year-old brother battered her baby to death , the Old Bailey heard.
The court heard that Callum suffered a catalogue of abuse at the hands of his mother in the weeks before his death, during which she took ‘before’ and ‘after’ photographs of herself with him.
The abuse culminated in a violent attack on 17 March, after which Callum was taken to hospital where he died from ‘unsurvivable’ brain dramage three days later.
Today Wilson was jailed for life and told by the judge she must serve a minimum of 14 years in prison.
Judge Stephen Kramer QC told her: ‘You are adept at lying and displayed a total lack of emotion throughout the trial.
‘You must have been the person who caused his injuries.’
He added: ‘You were clearly a good mother to your other son but for some reason you rejected Callum and acted against him.
‘Callum was vulnerable and you must have been the person who caused him the injuries which in the last 10 to 14 days of his life made him so miserable which the court saw in photographs, that for some reason you took.’
Callum was rushed to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford with ‘catastrophic injuries’ and died on March 20, 2011.
The court heard how Wilson posed for ‘selfie’ photoraphs of her and her son before and after the abuse. The latter pictures show her grinning next to her crying son, whose face shows obvious injuries.
Another showed the 11-month-old moving away from a young boy wielding a pair of open secateurs.
But in a bid to offer an explanation Wilson blamed the attack on her other child, claiming Callum’s ‘boisterous’ and ‘rough’ two-year-old brother was to blame.
She said the boy was jealous of his younger sibling.
In a gruesome twist, the 25-year-old, who had told people Callum was her cousin’s son, had his battered body buried in an unmarked communal grave.
Wilson had denied murder, blaming it on her younger son, two at the time, saying he was jealous of his brother