Date set for when couple will learn their fate over cruelty to baby Hunter White

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A new sentencing date has been set for the parents of little Hunter White after they pleaded guilty to cruelty to him. Hunter died due to a lack of oxygen and blood flow to the brain.

The tragic 18-day-old tot passed away as a result of what is called “positional asphyxia” when he was in the care of his father, Adam White. White, 45, of Foxhill Road East, Carlton, “fell asleep under the influence of something” and Hunter, facedown, died.

Mum Terri Walters, 32, of Kingsway Gardens, Hucknall, was in the house at the time and had also been taking drugs and went to bed, leaving the baby with his dad when “not safe to do,” Judge Gregory Dickinson QC, the Recorder of Nottingham, had previously said.

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Both parents, who have longstanding drug problems, were charged with cruelty to a child, which they have admitted – Walters entering her plea on March 2 and Adam White pleading guilty last September. They were due to be sentenced on Friday, May 6, but this was put back to May 20.

Judge Dickinson said: “This is a serious case and all of us, from different perspectives, want to bring it to a conclusion.” Hunter was pronounced dead by paramedics who were called to Kingsway Gardens, Hucknall, on July 10, 2020.

The court had heard Hunter was facedown and could not breathe or move and died of asphyxia. This defendant and her partner were mother and father. Hunter was in the care of his father. He fell asleep under the influence of something. The mother who was in the house, also taking drugs, went to bed – leaving the baby with the father when not safe to do, the court had heard.

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