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A nanny who shook a ten-month-previous boy to dying “in a match of anger” has been jailed for 4 years.
Viktoria Tautz, 34, was caring for Joshua Paul at his house in Haringey, north London, when he suffered “catastrophic mind and spinal accidents”.
Joshua was rushed to hospital however died three days later.
Tautz had denied prosecution claims she “snapped”. and shook Joshua in a “harmful and extreme” method.
The courtroom heard Joshua, who was born 10 weeks early, had a big head for his age and was being monitored.
At about 08:forty BST on August 29, 2014, Joshua’s mum Pearl Paul left her son “comfortable and enjoying” with Tautz within the one-bed room flat, the courtroom heard.
However at 09:07, a neighbour referred to as 999 after Tautz dashed from the flat shouting for assist, holding Joshua who was unconscious and never respiration.
On her arrest, Tautz informed police she had performed a horse-driving recreation with Joshua however he had not had any accidents that morning.
Zoe Johnson QC rejected the defence’s suggestion he was harm in a “horsey recreation”, as head wobbling concerned would have been “nowhere close to sufficient” to kill.
Tautz collapsed in tears within the dock as she was sentenced by Mrs Justice McGowan.
Jailing her, the decide stated: “You weren’t in the identical place as a teenage mom in the midst of the night time on her personal trapped in a flat with out anybody to assist her.”
Mitigating, Bernard Richmond QC highlighted “worrying options” of the case which led to a “second of insanity”.
He stated: “She was a younger lady with a really restricted quantity of coaching with a child who had clearly very troublesome wants.”
He informed the courtroom the defendant, who was paid £three.60 an hour, additionally lacked “resilience”.
Tautz, of Holly Park Street, Barnet, had denied manslaughter and stated she by no means obtained “indignant” or “annoyed” with the infant.
The Previous Bailey jury convicted her with a majority verdict of 10 to 2 after deliberating for almost seven hours.
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