Daily Mirror | 24th Nov. 2020
The court heard the defendant had suffered from mental health problems throughout his life and at 17 was sectioned and diagnosed with psychosis related to cannabis use.
Mr Hall said: “His early life was punctuated with exposures to violence and cannabis use.”
He began a relationship with Miss Blood in 2016 and in October 2018 Zakari, their first son, was born.
Mr Hall said, following Zakari’s birth, the couple argued and Bennett-Eko began to miss GP appointments and started consuming cannabis again.
Filed under ‘Murder, manslaughter and infanticide’.