Every ten days in England and Wales a child dies at the hands of their parent. Such acts are so unspeakable that we prefer to ignore them and rarely explore their causes, or consequences. But how could a mother kill the person she loves most in the world?
I Took My Baby’s Life tells the story of Melanie Ruddell, who killed her two-year-old son Christy in August 2010, after suffering from a psychotic breakdown. All who knew her before her psychosis agree that she was an utterly devoted and caring mother.
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