Statement of Support from Solicitor Eric Watson on the Judgement in the Shauna Donnelly Infant Murder Case, yesterday
Shauna Donnelly was the victim of the worst tragedy that could befall a new mother. Not only did she have to cope with the death of her child she also had to deal with appalling online abuse from members of the public who knew nothing of her case. This case is relevant to every parent, to expectant couples, and potential new mums, this could have happened to any member of the public. Instead of celebrating a significant life moment in her adult life, she has spent the past year dealing with cruel allegations that she murdered her baby. It is hoped that today’s decision will draw a line under this, to permit Shauna the space to finally grieve and to allow her to move on with her life.”
This is a monumental judgement for Shauna and her family. The consequences were potentially devastating, and the experience hugely traumatic, they have been victims themselves through this process.
Watson Woodhouse has for 30 years positioned ourselves as the “champion of the people” and will continue to do so. We are incredibly proud of our close connections with the community through our legal aid work. We cannot take back what has happened but we are determined to ensure that everyone no matter your financial standing, should have access to high quality legal advice.
Solicitor & Director – Watson Woodhouse Solicitor Middlesbrough