By Lara Keay For Mailonline
Published: 19:43 BST, 1 July 2019 | Updated: 19:43 BST, 1 July 2019
A mother who beat her seven-month-old daughter to death after spending years trying to conceive through IVF faces jail after being convicted of manslaughter.
Shalina Padmanabha, 33, abused her baby daughter for the last three months of her life after she spent the first four months in hospital.
Inner London Crown Court heard how Padmanabha and her husband had spent years trying to conceive before their daughter was born in February 2017.
She was born premature with a hole in her head and required multiple operations before she was allowed home to Buckhurst Hill, Essex.
It was there she suffered 'catastrophic' head injuries, either inflicted by her mother hitting her or bashing her head against a hard surface, the court was told.
She wept in the dock as she was today cleared of murder but convicted of manslaughter and cruelty against someone under the age of 16.
Shalina Padmanabha, 33, abused her baby daughter for the last three months of her life after she spent the first four months in hospital, London's Inner Crown Court (pictured) was told
Jurors were told the baby girl was rushed to Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone, east London, but later