The parents of a 16-month-old girl who tragically died after being left unsupervised in a bath have been jailed.
According to reports, Eddo Aziz, 37, and Kelsey Harrison, 28, were imprisoned at Wolverhampton Crown Court for the death of Elaina Rose Aziz in August 2020.
The mother was sentenced to five years in jail after pleading guilty to gross negligence, manslaughter, and possession of an offensive weapon in connection with a different case.
The father was jailed for 16 months after admitting child cruelty but reports revealed that he will only serve half his sentence.
While the couple denied any wrongdoing, toxicology tests showed that they were under the influence of drugs when the toddler was left in the bath.
Heartbroken relatives paid tribute to Elaina and described her as a ‘perfect little miracle.’
The family said in a statement: “Our whole family is absolutely heartbroken and devastated at the loss of our beautiful baby girl, Elaina Rose.
“She was enormously loved and adored by us all; she was our daughter, granddaughter, great granddaughter and niece.
“Elaina only ever knew happiness and our love and devotion. Elaina was our little miracle, perfect in every way, and the most loved and adored little princess there could ever be.”
Detective Chief Inspector Teresa McKenna of Warwickshire Police said after the sentencing: “This has been an utterly tragic and entirely avoidable case. Elaina should have been able to enjoy bath time while under the care of her parents.
“Both Aziz and Harrison abandoned their responsibility to keep their child safe from harm, ultimately with devastating consequences.”
McKenna continued: “Their neglectful actions meant that Elaina lost her life unnecessarily and her death has caused unimaginable suffering for the rest of the family.
“Thankfully these cases are extremely rare, but nonetheless, it has taken a meticulous and lengthy police investigation to establish what happened that night.
“I’d like to thank the experts for their insight and dedication to getting the right outcome for Elaina and her family.”
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