A mother has been found guilty of the manslaughter of a Frankley toddler who died from methadone poisoning in 2013.

Fenton Hogan, who was almost 2 years old, died after ingesting the prescription drug at his home in Cotswold Close.

Fenton’s mother, Kelly Emery, 34, has today been sentenced to 6 years in prison after being found guilty of manslaughter by a jury at Nottingham Crown Court.

Fenton died in July 2013 after returning home from a fun weekend with his grandparents. The prosecution accused Emery, who has a history of drug abuse, of giving him methadone to make him sleep while she took crack cocaine.

Sentencing Emery, the judge said that she had been charged with manslaughter rather than murder as she had not given the toddler methadone with the intention of killing him.

Leading the investigation, Detective Inspector Bob Sutton of West Midlands Police, said: “Any child death is a tragedy. Fenton Hogan was almost two years old and should have had the rest of his live to look forward to. Instead his short life was taken by the actions of his mother, who should have been there to safeguard and protect him.

“Kelly Emery’s life was influenced by her addiction to drugs. Her daily routine evolved around the consumption of drugs. This was to the detriment of those she had direct care for. She has today, rightly been convicted for her actions.

“Fenton’s extended family agrees that no sentence is sufficient or will help to heal what happened to Fenton. The impact of Kelly’s actions will remain with all of the family forever.”
Emery was found not guilty of child cruelty charges.


  1. pure evil sick scumbag……6 years for killing your own child is nothing……dirty stinking smackhead…….oh and what a surprise it came of frankly aswell…….just sums up half the people that live on this estate……its full of drug dealers…..feel sorry for the decent people that live around here…..

    this piece of shit will be out in 4 years……poor child what justice has been given to him……….

  2. She won’t give a toss, What is that piece of scum ever going to do for this world? get out of jail to a free house, some free money more smack, massive string of offences. Insanity society and the powers that be allow this constant disgrace to go on even tho a poor child has lost his life.

    Why is there nothing in place to stop this?
    She could do this again and that should be made physically impossible


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