On July 10 last year, 23-year-old Jayne Pearce was found dead in her Manchester, England, home.
The mom of two had overdosed on a combination of vodka, cocaine, and fluoxetine, an anti-depressant. According to her mom, Patricia, Pearce turned to drugs and alcohol because she couldn’t cope after what her friends did to her. She died just two days before she was initially due to testify in court against the two women who posted a fake status on her Facebook account that got her arrested.
While Pearce was at a friend’s house in January 2016 with 24-year-old Leonie
Hampson-Ogden and 21-year-old Shauna Stanway, she had gone upstairs to
use the restroom and came back down, ready to leave for the night.
Stanway reportedly went upstairs to check on Pearce’s three-month-old baby. She then claimed to Hampson-Ogden that she saw his face covered by a blanket and pillow.
23-Year-Old single mum “Jayne Pearce” dies of overdose after friends falsely told police she tried to smother child https://t.co/Z4K1N3AQMU
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Hampson-Ogden then used Pearce’s Facebook password to log into her account and posted a status as Pearce saying, “I think I need sectioning, can’t believe I just tried killing a 12-week-old baby by suffocating it, feeling guilty.” Stanway took a screenshot of the post and showed it to the police.