Mother and Ex-Boyfriend Face Life Imprisonment After Violent Discipline Leads to Toddler’s Death

YELVERTON, England – A mother and her former partner are awaiting sentencing on charges related to the tragic death of her 18-month-old son. Alfie Phillips suffered 70 injuries at the hands of his mother Sian Hedges and her ex-boyfriend Jack Benham, fueled by alcohol and drugs. The couple had been found guilty of murdering the toddler after a nine-week trial at Maidstone Crown Court. Jurors deliberated for nearly 10 hours before reaching a unanimous guilty …

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