The inquest into the death of Grace Roseman concluded Friday 16th December. Henry Witcomb QC represented the Roseman family at the hearing which started 14th December 2016.
Esther Roseman discovered her baby Grace’s lifeless body in the cot at their home in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, on 9 April 2015. On Friday 16th of December HM Coroner Penelope Schofield concluded that Grace Roseman’s death had not been caused by her two year old sister as alleged, and described the allegation as unpalatable and unsupported by the evidence she heard.
The coroner further concluded that Grace Roseman died as a result of becoming asphyxiated after her neck became caught on the lowered side of the NCT Bednest cot in which she was being nursed. The coroner issued a further warning about the risk posed by the cot to babies.