02:01AM, Tuesday 15 April 2014
A mum who was jailed earlier this year for murdering her 11-month-old son had her sentence increased today.
Emma Wilson, 26, of Paddock Close, Windsor, was convicted in December of killing baby Callum, who attended the Woodlands Park Children's Centre, in March 2011.
In January she was sentenced at the Old Bailey to life imprisonment with a minimum tariff of 14 years.
But the case was referred to the Court of Appeal and today the tariff was extended to 17 years by judges.
Speaking after the hearing the Solicitor General, Oliver Heald QC, MP, who made the referral, said: "This young boy tragically lost his life as a result of the injuries inflicted on him by his mother.
"I asked the Court of Appeal to look again at this sentence, as despite it being a life sentence with a term of 14 years minimum, the fact remains that Wilson denied the murder, and maintained that stance at trial.
"I am glad the Court of Appeal accepted our argument today and increased the minimum term to 17 years and I can only hope this offers some degree of reassurance to the public."
Last month a report published by Windsor and Maidenhead Local Safeguarding Children Board revealed there were 'missed opportunities' to prevent Callum's death.
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