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Baby killer mother set to appeal
Lorraine Harris
Lorraine Harris was jailed in 2002 for manslaughter
A former Derby woman jailed for killing her baby son is set to appeal against her conviction.

Lorraine Harris, 35, was given a three-year sentence in 2002 after being convicted of manslaughter.

She is thought to be one of several people due to go to the Appeal Court in the summer who were involved in so-called Shaken Baby Syndrome cases.

While Ms Harris was serving her sentence, she gave birth to a second son who was then forcibly adopted.

'Happy baby'

She was living in Alvaston when her four-month-old son Patrick died in December 1998 but still returns to the city from her new home to visit his grave.

"He was a happy baby, didn't want for anything, was well looked after and very much loved," said Ms Harris.

"I woke up, went to check on him, picked him out of his cot and he was all floppy.

"While I was waiting for the ambulance to come I gave him mouth-to-mouth - it was all a blur after that."

She added: "It's a never-ending nightmare. There's a lot of things that should have been used in the original trial that weren't.

"If they were used I might not have ended up going to jail."

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