A trainee nurse has been given a life sentence for administering a fatal dose of heroin to her son, who had been severely injured in a car crash.
Frances Inglis, from Essex, denied murdering her 22-year-old son Thomas Inglis on 21 November 2008. She said her son had been in “terrible pain”, and claimed that his doctor had lied about his chances of recovery.
But a jury at the Old Bailey found her guilty of murder and sentenced her to life in prison. She must serve a minimum of nine years.
Mr Inglis suffered brain damage following a car crash in July 2007.
The jury reached a guilty verdict by a majority of 10 to two after deliberating for over six hours.