The wife of a celebrity photographer killed her 10-year-old son by suffocating him.
40-year-old Olga Freeman killed little Dylan by putting a sponge into his mouth and left him lying next to his toys, a UK court was told.
It was reported that the mom had struggled to care for Dylan six months before his death. He suffered from a range of conditions including autism.
According to Mirror, Joel Smith, prosecuting, said: “The cause of death was found to be restriction of the airways.
“Parts of sponge were found within the throat of the deceased.”
Police found Dylan dead in the master bedroom at the £544,000 flat in Cumberland Park on Sunday after Russian national Freeman walked into a police station.
Freeman wore a grey jumper with her hair tied back at the Old Bailey today.
Dylan’s father Dean is the son of Robert Freeman, who took pictures for some of The Beatles’ most iconic album covers.
Dean is also a photographer and is best known for his pictures of members of the Spice Girls and David Beckham.
Freeman, of Cumberland Park, Acton, was remanded in custody ahead of a plea and trial preparation hearing at the Old Bailey on November 4.
She spoke only to confirm her name and date of birth.
Dean Freeman, who is currently in Spain, has also snapped stars such as Bradley Cooper and Emily Ratajkowski.
He said in a statement released earlier this week: “Dylan was a beautiful, bright, inquisitive and artistic child who loved to travel, visit art galleries and swim.
“We travelled extensively over the years together spending such memorable time in places including Brazil, France and Spain. I can’t begin to comprehend his loss.”
A representative added: “Dean has been touched by the messages of support he’s received from friends and asks that the media respects his and his family’s privacy at this awful time.”
Reverend Nick Jones, 61, the rector of Acton, who lives on Cumberland Park, said news of the boy’s death was ‘shattering’.
He said: “I’m still shaking a bit, it’s hugely upsetting.”
Another neighbour said he was ‘in shock’ and that police cars and a private ambulance arrived at the scene at around 2.30am on Sunday.