Sunday 22 May 2022 03:34 PM Mother, 33, horrified after ex-partner who killed her baby boy was suggested ... trends now
A mother has revealed her horror after the 'evil scumbag' who killed her six-month-old son appeared as a suggested Facebook friend.
Sherwain Smith killed Troy, the son of his then partner Danielle Simpson, from his cot in February 2006 and dumped him in a brook near his home in Smethwick, West Midlands.
The little boy's body was later found wrapped in a bin bag - but convicted sex offender Smith is the only one who will ever know how he was killed, as pathologists could not determine a cause of death.
Smith, then 21, was found guilty of manslaughter after a trial at Birmingham Crown Court.
Danielle Simpson has revealed her horror after the 'evil scumbag' who killed her six-month-old baby son appeared as a suggested Facebook friend
Ms Simpson was 17 when her son Troy was killed by then partner Sherwain Smith, in 2006. Pictured, Ms Simpson (left) and her mother Theresa Simpson holding a picture of Troy in 2006
He was given an indefinite Imprisonment for Public Protection jail sentence and ordered to serve a minimum of nearly four years in April 2007.
Now, Smith appears on social media with a selfie from a hospital as his profile photo.
Furious Ms Simpson, 33, who relives the ordeal 'every minute of the day', says he has been allowed to 'live a normal life'.
She said: 'He's on Facebook — and he's a baby killer. It needs to be put out there that he's Sherwain Smith and he killed my baby.
'I've got to live with it for the rest of my life. Four months after he was killed I went and saw my son — he was rotting.
'I wanted to go and say bye to my son. He made me look at my baby when he was dead on a slab. I'm left with that now and he's allowed out of jail and to do normal things; is this f*****g real?'
Troy (pictured) was taken from his cot in February 2006 and dumped him in a brook near his home in Smethwick, West Midlands. His body was later found wrapped in a bin bag
Smith, who denied any involvement in Troy's death, was cleared of murder but found guilty of manslaughter.
The cannabis addict was also told he could never work with children again after his sentence.
Ms Simpson, who now has three boys under 10, had been scrolling on Facebook when she came across Smith's face.
And the account, which was confirmed as legitimate by the Probation Service, has angered the mother.
'I froze, I couldn't believe it,' she said. 'I have messaged the account saying: "You've got f*****g Facebook you piece of s**t".
Ms Simpson, 33, who relives the ordeal 'every minute of the day', says Smith has been allowed to 'live a normal life'. Pictured in 2006 with her son Troy, when she was 17
'I went mental to be honest. I cannot actually believe that this is being allowed to happen.
'I've reported the Facebook account, they don't get back to you.
'He tried to hide Troy, he tried to cover up what he did. He doesn't even deserve to live, in my opinion.
'You can't do something like that and expect to live a normal life.'
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust said it couldn't comment on individual cases, but added that 'any restrictions on an individual's liberty need to be appropriate and proportionate according to the patient's stage in their care pathway'.
Ms Simpson (pictured at 17) described Smith, her then partner of a year as a man who did 'everything a normal parent' would for their baby
Ms Simpson was 17 when her baby boy was killed by Smith, her then partner of a year.
She described him as a man who did 'everything a normal parent' would for their baby.
Ms Simpson said: 'There was nothing alarming, nothing that I could see coming. He used to change his nappy, he used to sort his bottles.
'I wanted my son to have a family and that's all I was seeing. I was young and I wish I could go back and just start over again and just have my boy on my own.'
Troy's body was found wrapped in a bin bag - but convicted sex offender Smith is the only one who will ever know how he was killed, as pathologists could not determine a cause of death. Pictured, forensic teams investigating Troy's death
Troy was found dead a day after Ms Simpson reported him missing. Pictured, forensic teams investigating Troy's death
Troy was found wrapped in a bin liner inside a plastic JD Sports bag in a culvert beside Thimblemill Brook. Pictured, forensic teams investigating Troy's death
Ms Simpson had been staying at Smith's flat on her 'first night' away from Troy, who was at home with her mother, when tragedy struck.
His little body was found wrapped in a bin liner inside a plastic JD Sports