A mother in Bristol, England, who was cleared of her daughter’s killing has been found dead, authorities say.
Danah Vince and her former partner William Stephens were both suspected of the death of their 16-week-old daughter last year. The baby was reportedly shaken to death.
Stephens was found guilty of manslaughter and is serving six years in jail, while Vince was cleared of “causing or allowing” the death of baby Paris Vince-Stephens.
William Stephens, who reportedly had a history of violence, was still living with Vince at the time of their daughter’s death, despite a restraining order being filed against him. Stephens allegedly had “learning difficulties” and an IQ in the low 50s.
Authorities determined that Stephens had likely shaken his child in an attempt to get her to stop crying, causing a bleed in Paris’ brain. She died in the hospital two days later. Mirror Online reported that the baby’s injuries were the result of “shaking, banging her head against a soft surface or a combination of both.”
Vince’s death is being classified as “sudden,” but authorities have yet to determine what caused it.
“We were called to reports of the discovery of the body of a woman in a property in Southmead, Bristol, on November 29,” a police spokesperson said. “A post mortem into the death has been held but this was inconclusive.”
“We are continuing to make enquiries on behalf of the coroner.”
Source: Mirror Online / Photo Credit: mirror.co.uk