An evil 'baby killer' foster mum sent disturbing texts to her husband about 'moaning whinge bag' baby she couldn't stop smacking.
Twisted Laura Castle, 38, was found guilty of murdering 13-month-old Leiland-James Corkill at Preston Crown Court last week after the court heard she had 'leathered' the child who suffered fatal head injuries.
During her trial the foster mum pleaded guilty to manslaughter, after admitting that she shook the baby so that he would “stop crying.”
However, disturbing messages sent to her husband sent in the lead up to the baby's death saw her referring to Leiland-James as a “proper n*bhead", a "d**k" and a s**t bag".
Castle also admitted to "smacking" the child in the messages.
In one text she wrote: "I honestly really don't like him lately, he's an absolute moaning winge bag and I totally regret doin this [sic].
"I'm goin to lose my mind.
"He just p****s me off all the time, can never just have a nice day or night ever.
"Although I need to stop smacking him cos if I start I'll not stop at one point and it's not getting us anywhere and then I feel bad."
The court also heard a social worker had reported concerns about the foster mum after she had branded the baby “lazy” and “big”.
A review then took place where officials told the couple they would not support permanently placing Leiland-James with them unless they undertook therapeutic work.
But the court heard the couple instead ploughed ahead with the adoption proceedings.
The couple exchanged further texts on September 25, 2020, with Laura telling her husband she had "leathered" Leiland-James again as she was at her "wits end".
She added: "I'm just an abusive parent so it seems." A jury later found Laura Castle guilty of murdering Leiland-James, with a judge set to determine her sentence at a later date, while Scott Castle was acquitted.
Footage of Castle pulling weird faces while a child lay crying in a hospital bed, has emerged today.
In other released videos Leiland-James sobs uncontrollably while Castle attempts to "shush" him, while in further footage, she wipes away his tears as he sits in a baby bouncer.
The toddler had been placed in the care of Laura Castle and her husband, Scott Castle, 35, in August 2020.
But five months later, on January 6, 2021, paramedics found the tot unresponsive and floppy when they attended the couple’s home in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.
Leiland-James died the following day after doctors found that his heart wasn’t beating and he had a head injury, which Laura Castle said he sustained by falling from a sofa.
But the court heard how she had then searched online for what might cause a bleed on the brain while the tot lay in hospital, as her story began to unravel.
And later a post-mortem finding confirmed that he had suffered a traumatic head injury, which wasn’t caused by accident.
Laura Castle wept uncontrollably in the dock as the jury heard she would be "forever remembered as a baby killer with all the stigma attached to the term".
Castle will be sentenced on Wednesday, May 25.
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