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Appeal over baby death conviction
Keran Henderson
Keran Henderson had denied violently shaking the child
An appeal has been lodged by lawyers for a child carer convicted of violently shaking a baby to death.

Keran Henderson, 43, of Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, was jailed for three years in November last year for the manslaughter of Maeve Sheppard.

The mother-of-two had been looking after Maeve when the unconscious baby was taken to hospital in 2005.

Lawyers are due to argue scientific research suggests that shaking a baby could not create enough force to kill.

At Henderson's trial, medical experts had told Reading Crown Court the injuries were caused by the baby's neck being violently snapped back and forth.

Henderson had been employed by Maeve's parents Ruth and Mark who came from Slough, Berkshire, and ran a childminding business from her home.

She told the court Maeve had a seizure while she was changing her nappy.



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