They beat and burned their 10-month-old son to death at Christmas, sentenced to life imprisonment

On Christmas Day, they killed their 10-month-old son by repeatedly beating, burning and injuring at least 130. Two parents were sentenced to life imprisonment in the UK for the “brutal and brutal” murder of their newborn baby in December 2020. Little Finley Boden died 39 days after a family court ruled he could be returned to the care of his parents, Stephen Boden, 30, and Shannon Marsden, 22.

Derby Court heard how the boy had been subjected to “significant, significant and repeated acts of serious violence” in the weeks leading up to his death. He was beaten, burned, and died of 130 wounds on Christmas Day 2020. Judge Tipples sentenced the couple to life sentences today: Boden at least 29 years and Marsden at least 27 years. and compulsive liars” acting together.

“No one heard Finley cry or cry out in pain as one of you broke his bone and the other opened Finley’s wounds together, holding him silently by covering his mouth with your hand.” After beating him, the two realized that he was about to die, but did not seek medical attention. “Neither of them regretted what they had done,” the judge accused.

Boden and Marsden denied the murder and cruelty to the children, but a jury found them guilty after a trial in which nearly every bone in Finley’s body was found to be broken. At 2:27 am on Christmas Day, paramedics were called to the family home in Old Whittington, England. The baby was taken to the hospital, but doctors were unable to resuscitate him and he was pronounced dead at 3:45 am. Autopsy found 71 individual bruises, two burns, one thought to be caused by lighter flame, and 57 fractures to the pelvis, shoulder, ankle, and ribs.

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Source: Today IT