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This mother committed the horrific crime of suffocating her two-year-old daughter and then tried to cover her tracks with a sham phone call to the police.
Twenty year old Cody-Anne Jackson will spend at least 16 years behind bars after she admitted murdering for daughter Macey Hogan during her trial.
Cody-Anne sent a picture of Macey to the child’s father shortly before killing her with the words: “Sorry, just thought you deserved one last picture and memory of her.”
The trial which was held at Stafford Crown Court was told Jackson, from Stoke-on-Trent, wrote a suicide note before the killing her child which said: “There’s nothing for me or Macey, life’s shit.”
Jackson held resentment towards Macey’s father after the end of their relationship the court was told.
Sentencing, Judge Michael Chambers QC said: “For a mother to kill her young child, who depends on her for protection above all others, is a wicked and appalling act.”
“This is not a case where you suffered from mental illness,” Judge Chambers continued.
“The clear inference is that you thought about killing yourself and decided to kill Macey as well to prevent her having a life without a mother.”
Macey’s body was found by police on the floor in a bedroom after her mother dialled 999 on October 10 last year.
Jackson, who was in the same room attempting CPR, was found with “superficial” chest, neck and wrist injuries.