Teen mother convicted of killing infant son
A young mum has been convicted of killing her newborn son.
Paris Mayo, 19, of Ruardean, Gloucestershire, was convicted today (23 June 2023) at Worcester Crown Court of the murder of Stanley Mayo.
The court heard that Mayo, who was 15 at the time of the offence, concealed her pregnancy and gave birth to Stanley in the living room of her family home in Ross-on-Wye alone and without help on 23 March 2019.
Mayo denied killing her baby and claimed Stanley’s head hit the floor as she gave birth suddenly and unexpectedly. However, the jury rejected her defence and found her guilty of murder. She will be sentenced on Monday 26 June 2023.
A CPS spokesperson said: “This is a tragic and complex case. Stanley Mayo’s short life was filled with pain and suffering when he should have been nurtured and loved. The prosecution built a case based on medical evidence which proved that Paris Mayo’s actions were deliberate, she chose to hide her pregnancy, give birth alone and kill her baby, then hide his body despite accepting that she had a family who would have supported her. I would like to thank the jury for their careful consideration of this difficult case.”