Teen mom leaves baby to starve to death on 6-day birthday binge: she had already abandoned him 11 times
Steph Deschamps / April 10, 2021
Verphy Kudi, now 19, pleaded guilty to manslaughter, leaving little Asiah alone in the Brighton apartment on her 18th birthday.
Details outlined by the prosecution at a court hearing last year show that Kudi left her child unattended a dozen times. The first time was less than two months before the death u baby in December 2019, the Times revealed.
Data collected by Sussex Police showed that Kudi had attended parties in London, Coventry and Solihull during a six-day binge for her 18th birthday. After returning home, Kudi called 999 saying her baby was not waking up.
Baby Asiah was rushed to the Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital in Brighton, but was pronounced dead on arrival. A post-mortem examination and subsequent forensic testing revealed that baby Asiah was dehydrated, starved and died of neglect
Kudi, who was crying in the dock at Lewes Crown Court, pleaded guilty to manslaughter. The mother will be sentenced on May 28 pending a psychological report. She has been in prison since her indictment in October last year and has been remanded in custody.
This was a particularly distressing case for me and my team, which caused great sadness among Verphy's family and the many associations that supported her and her baby, said Detective Chief Inspector Andy Wolstenholme, the lead officer on the investigation.