Mother went shopping for curtains instead of taking her baby daughter to hospital when she fractured her skull
Nicky Thompson and Beau Degeorge waited days to get treatment for baby
Thompson, 21, shopped while daughter's condition deteriorated
Degeorge told police he lied about taking girl to hospital 'to avoid argument'
Couple found guilty of cruelty and await sentence
12:27 EST, 18 November 2013
12:36 EST, 18 November 2013
pre bonded hairA mother who went out curtain shopping instead of taking her injured baby to hospital
has been warned by a judge that she may be given community service to help improver her parenting skills.
Nicky Thompson and her boyfriend
Beau Degeorge had noticed swelling on her six-month-old daughter's head but waited two days before taking her to get treatment.
When doctors eventually saw the child they found
severe ‘boggy’ swelling on the right side
of the baby’s head caused by a skull fracture and on the left side a
complex fracture had caused further swelling.
Nicky Thompson had noticed swelling on her six-month-old daughter's head, but it was two days before her boyfriend took the child to Homerton Hospital in east London, where doctors found the baby had fractured her skull
A court was told that 30-year-old
Degeorge could not be bothered to take
the baby to the hospital when the injuries were first discovered on
September 30, 2011 because he would have had to tale two buses to get there.
He told police he lied to 21-year-old
Thompson about taking the girl to a walk-in centre to ‘avoid an
argument’, Snaresbrook Crown Court had heard.remy hair extensions
Thompson, of Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, then went curtain shopping with her mother the following day while the baby’s condition deteriorated.
The pair were both found guilty of a single charge of cruelty to a person under the age of 16 by a jury of five men and six women, and were ordered to return to court for sentencing in January.
It was not until October 2, when the baby’s eyes were vacant and she had not been her usual playful seld, that Degeorge finally took her to Homerton Hospital in east London to be treated.
‘They neglected their child’, said prosecutor Emma Smith.
‘It would appear that despite seeing the swelling, they thought the baby did not need medical attention.
‘Thompson says that on seeing the swelling she thought the baby did need medical attention but rather than taking her herself, she told Degeorge to go - but he didn’t.
‘The child wasn’t getting any better, but rather than taking her to the doctor, Thompson chose to go shopping for curtains with her mother.’
When the baby was finally taken to hospital and seen at 5.50pm on Sunday, October 2, Degeorge and Thompson spun a web of lies, blaming the delay on each another.
'Degeorge told the doctor that they noticed the swelling above the right ear on the Friday’, said Ms Smith.
‘The doctor noted the swelling and the baby cried when she touched her on the head - another doctor found a 10cm boggy swelling on the child’s head.
‘Degeorge told the doctor she had not been her normal self and was not smiling or playful - he said he did not know any reason why the swelling might have occurred.
‘When asked about the mother, he said that she felt he was making a big deal out of nothing.’
The court was told that Degeorge, of Hackney, East London, received a string of calls from Thompson while at the hospital, but he told the doctor she had locked herself out of the house and needed the keys.
Thompson eventually arrived at the hospital and told doctors she had taken the baby to Royal London Hospital on Friday, claiming she was told the tot had probably hit her head on something.
‘On Monday, October 3, the baby was seen by a paediatrician and when asked, Thompson said she had noticed the swelling on the Thursday and that the father had taken the child to a walk-in centre the next day,’ Ms Smith continued.
‘There had been no visit to a walk-in centre - the father had lied and told the mother he had in order to avoid an argument.
Judge Judith Hughes QC, sitting at Snaresbrook Crown Court, pictured, said she needed to consider if there was a form of community service that Thompson could carry out to help with her parenting skills
‘It really comes down to this - why didn’t both parents take her to the hospital on that Friday when they say they first noticed the swelling?
‘Fortunately there was no obvious brain damage sustained by this child.’perruques cheveux naturels
The pair were arrested a week later and interviewed by police but both gave differing accounts on what had happened that weekend.
Degeorge told police Thompson had told him to call NHS Direct, but after she refused to make the call, he decided not to call out of principle.
He said he didn’t take the baby to hospital on that Friday because he would have to get two buses, and told Thompson he had when in fact he had gone to his mother’s house.
Thompson told police Degeorge had said the baby would be OK and that he would then take her to the hospital.
She said she had wanted to take her to hospital but Degeorge had left too quickly and told her he was taking the baby to the hospital when he in fact hadn’t.
She had no explanation as to why she went shopping.
The girl suffered no lasting damage from the incident.
Judge Judith Hughes QC said: ‘I think in Ms Thompson’s case a report is essential - I need to consider whether there is some form of community punishment that might assist her with such things as parenting skills.
‘For parity, I will have a report on Mr Degeorge as well but I make it clear that currently, all options are open at this stage for both defendants.’
Degeorge was remanded in custody while Thompson was released on bail ahead of sentence on January 6 next year.
Chris Rock's 33-year-old girlfriend Megalyn Echikunwoke flashed a diamond ring on her wedding finger on Saturday evening while at the Apollo in the Hamptons 2016 party in New York City.
The timing is interesting as the next day the comedian finalized his divorce from wife of 20 years, Malaak Compton-Rock.
The ring - a yellow gold double band with a small diamond - could be an engagement ring. As PageSix revealed on Thursday, a friend shared a clear image of the ring and added it was time to celebrate 'new beginnings,' strongly suggesting the standup could be on his way to another marriage.
Bling it on! Chris Rock's girlfriend Megalyn Echikunwoke flashed diamond ring on wedding finger on Sunday the night before his divorce was finalized from wife of 10 years Malaak
'Last night we celebrated new beginnings . . . #lovewins,' the unidentified friend wrote in the caption.
The site pointed out Echikunwoke seemed to take a dig at Malaak when she replied 'Bye, Felicia,' which is a catchphrase that pretty much translates to 'don't let the door hit you on the way out,' only not as polite.
A friend added crying-laughter emojis.perruques cheveux
They look good together: The standup and Echikunwoke at the Governor's Ball at the 88th Academy Awards back in February; she does not appear to have the ring on here
The post was then taken down.
The beauty glowed as she held onto Rock, who was also in great spirits. She had on a lovely floral-print dress with spaghetti straps and her hair was worn down over her bare shoulders.
A source told PageSix, 'she always wears that ring,' which appears to be true as she has had it on several times in the past six months. They have been dating for one year and she lives at his New Jersey home.
The last one: Rock and Malaak back in 2014; they have two daughters together and have raised an adopted daughter as well
His rep then said Chris was '100 percent' not engaged.
On Monday Chris and Malaak both appeared in a New Jersey courtroom to finalise the split, reported TMZ.
The 51-year-old comic actor and his wife - who have been separated since 2014 -have two daughters Lola Simone, 14 and Zahra Savanna, 12.
Chris and Malaak Compton-Rock also appear to have been raising eight-year-old Ntombi, who first came to live with them from South Africa when she was six months old, according to the website, although details are unclear.
In divorce papers, Malaak listed Ntombi-futhi Samantha as a dependent along with the Rocks’ two biological daughters.
The kids: Chris with Malaak and children Lola, Zahra Savanna and Ntombi at the Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted premiere in NYC in 2012
She stated that in addition to their two children, there is a child 'who has resided with the parties since before her first birthday.'
But rather mysteriously, a spokesman for Chris told TMZ he does not have an adopted child.lace front wigs
TMZ previously reported that back in 2008, the family took in Ntombi who remained in their house and was subsequently enrolled in a local school.
She mingles with the big guns: Chris and Megalyn with Harvey Weinstein at the Apollo party
The site added that the girl's parents were thought to be unemployed and from South Africa, although it is not known why she was living with the Rock family.
They add that when Chris and Malaak began divorce proceedings, Chris maintained contact with his two biological daughters.
However their divorce case is sealed so it is not known what settlement was reached.
Meanwhile, Chris began dating actress Megalyn earlier this year. Megalyn, who has had recurring roles in 24, ER, CSI Miami, The 4400, 90210 and Damien, was most recently featured as the animal-powered Vixen in the TV series Arrow.
Madonna surprised fans with an unexpected appearance at a 25th anniversary screening of her documentary Truth Or Dare on Wednesday.
The superstar showed up at the event held at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan to the delight of the 400 or so in the audience.
The 58-year-old pop culture icon shared a couple of photos on her Instagram showing her standing between two on-screen images of herself from her Blond Ambition tour of 1990.
'Surreal moment!' she wrote alongside the picture.
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'Surreal moment!' Madonna surprised fans at a 25th anniversary screening of documentary Truth Or Dare and posed next to images of herself from the 1990 Blond Ambition Tour
Madonna: Truth Or Dare was first released in May 1991 and followed the Material Girl on tour and showed her behind-the-scenes with then-boyfriend Warren Beatty, praying with her backup dancers and facing arrest for public indecency at her concert in Toronto, Canada.
'So many freedoms we take for granted that we did not have then. Thank you Alek Keshishian. We changed history with this film.!' Madonna wrote.
Keshishian directed the film that was shot in black and white.cosplay wigs
Who's that girl? The pop icon, who just turned 58, delighted the 400 or so fans gathered to watch the film at the museum Of Modern Art in Manhattan on Wednesday
Demure: Madonna wore an off-he-shoulder red dress with white floral detailing and cinched at the waist with a black band for her surprise appearance
Sharing 'a kiki': She was accompanied by her daughter Lourdes 'Lola' Leon, 19
In a second photo shared via her Instagram, she's seen sharing 'a kiki' with daughter Lourdes Leon or Lola as she calls her.
Madonna wore a red off-the-shoulder dress with a flounce neckline and black spaghetti straps.
The frock features white floral detailing, half-sleeves and was cinched under the bust with a black band.
She added a matching black and white floral patterned purse and wore her signature blonde hair styled in loose waves to her shoulders.
Madonna had just returned from a birthday trip to Cuba with Lola, 19, and adopted children, 10-year-olds David and Mercy.
Truth Or Dare AKA In Bed With Madonna showed behind-the-scenes footage of the singer including candid moments with then-boyfriend Warren Beatty and prayer circles with her dancers
Getaway: Madonna recently celebrated her 58th birthday with a trip to Cuba accompanied by daughter Lola, 19, and her adopted children David and Mercy, both 10