Holly Roe only made it to 8-weeks-old before her life was tragically ended at the hands of her own young parents.
Her mom is 21-year-old Tiffany Tate and her dad is 32-year-old Michael Roe.
The family lived together in Crowborough, which is a town in East Sussex, England.
Facebook; Holly is pictured above with her mom Tiffany
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Police are now saying that Michael is the one who abused Holly to death while her mom Tiffany just stood there and watched her die right in front of her.
On September 10th, 2018, first responders and police officers rushed to the family’s Crowborough home after a call came in that morning saying Holly was struggling to breathe.
Holly was rushed immediately to Pembury Hospital in Kent, England, but she sadly passed away shortly after arriving there.
After a medical examiner took a look at Holly, it was determined that her death was clearly no accident.
Facebook; Tiffany and Michael smile along with Holly in the photo above
Holly had suffered some kind of head trauma that contributed to her cause of death.
Police are now saying that Holly’s dad Michael is the one who killed her, and he spent the days leading up to her tragic passing abusing and torturing her while her mom Tiffany just watched.
Tiffany has also been accused of allowing Holly to die and is being charged in her death as well.
Michael was taken into custody not long after Holly’s death, while Tiffany was released after making bail.
Michael and Tiffany have both been officially charged with causing or allowing the death of a child and murder of a child under 1-year-old.
Facebook; baby Holly is pictured above
The couple has both claimed they are innocent of the charges and didn’t play a role in Holly’s death.
Their trial officially starts tomorrow and should last about 6 whole weeks.
According to DailyMail, the judge presiding over their case, Justice Clare Moulder, had this to say to the jury:
“This a very sad case of the death of a baby only a few weeks old and it is the prosecution case that one of her parents murdered her and the other allowed it to happen.”
She went on to say this case is “shocking and tragic” and the evidence that will be presented to the 7 men and 5 women on the jury will cause them to have “strong feelings.”
We’ll continue to update this story as more details become available.
Facebook; 8-week-old Holly sleeps in the black and white photo above