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Mother found guilty and convicted of killing newborn son in Hythe

A mother who left her newborn baby son to die in woodland in the New Forest has today (30 Nov) been found guilty of murder at Winchester Crown Court.

Silipa Keresi was convicted of murder by a jury after it was heard she had wrapped baby Maliki in a towel and left him by a tree off Shore Road, Hythe.

Malakai was found by a member of the public on the afternoon of March 5, 2020, with Keresi arrested two days later after our investigations led us to her.

Keresi, aged 38, of Pylewell Road, Hythe, denied murder and an alternate charge of infanticide. She was found guilty by a jury at Winchester Crown Court.

She will be sentenced at Winchester Crown Court on Friday 3 December.