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I took my baby's life

Documentary looking at the tragic story of Melanie Ruddell, who killed her two-year-old son in 2010 while in the midst of an acute psychotic breakdown. She strangled Christy at her brother's home near Durham, subsequently walking into the local police station carrying her child's lifeless body. Melanie admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility and remains in a secure mental institution. All who knew her agreed that she was a caring and devoted mother before her psychosis. For the first time, family and friends talk about the circumstances of this tragic case. Melanie's thoughts are also revealed, drawn from her journals and writings
DVD Video, English, 2012
ITV1, London, 2012