Monster Parents Are Jailed After Their Baby Was 'Squeezed' To Death!
2023/07/27

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A five-month-old baby girl named Ava Mae Collard was found dead with severe injuries, including 28 rib fractures, a cauliflower ear, and bruises. Her parents, Joshua Collard and Rebecca Grocott, initially claimed they did not know how the injuries occurred but were later found guilty of causing her death. During the trial, it was revealed that toxicology reports showed Ava Mae had been exposed to cannabis. Collard had even removed cannabis plants from their home while the baby was in critical care in the hospital. The judge described Collard as a violent and ill-tempered misogynist.

Collard received an 11-year jail sentence, while Grocott was sentenced to eight years.

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The judge acknowledged that Grocott showed some remorse, but said that Collard did not. He added that Ava Mae would have suffered pain and misery throughout her short life. Paramedics were called to the family home in Stone on February 27, 2020, after Ava Mae went into cardiac arrest.

She later died in the hospital. Following an investigation and a post-mortem examination, the parents were arrested. The judge stated that only Collard and Grocott know what really happened to their daughter, but her injuries were consistent with her ribs being squeezed.

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He accused Collard of losing interest in Ava Mae when he learned she would be a girl. The judge also criticized Grocott for failing to protect her daughter. While she had suspicions that Collard was abusing Ava Mae, she did not act on them and repeatedly lied to social services and the police.

The judge acknowledged that Grocott had a low IQ and lacked maturity, but stated that she was also a woman of good character who was frightened of Collard. In a statement, the Crown Prosecution Service expressed that Ava Mae had suffered heinous injuries and repeated exposure to cannabis. They emphasized that Joshua Collard and Rebecca Grocott should have protected their baby but failed to do so. Though nothing can bring Ava Mae back, they hoped that the sentencing would bring closure to her family.

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