Parents guilty of murdering 10-month-old son at home 5 months ago

Parents guilty of murdering 10-month-old son at home

Baby Finley had suffered more than 130 injuries, including burns and broken bones

The parents of a 10-month-old baby who died with more than 130 injuries have been found guilty of his death.

Stephen Boden, 29, and Shannon Marsden, 21, were arrested in December last year after baby Finley was found in Old Whittington, Derbyshire, on Christmas Day, 2020 – just 39 days after being returned from care.

He had over 130 injuries, including “multiple fractures and burns” and had sepsis and pneumonia.

Paramedics had been called to the address at 2.33 am after Finlay suffered a cardiac arrest at the property.

He was taken to hospital, but despite medics’ best efforts, he was pronounced dead at 3.45 am. His cause of death was given as multiple episodes of non-accidental blunt force trauma.

Boden and Marsden were accused of failing to seek medical attention for baby Finley Boden and “wilfully” assaulting the child.


In February last year, they had both denied charges of murder, manslaughter, and causing or allowing the death of a child.

But following a five-week trial, a jury at Derby Crown Court found them both guilty of murder.