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Louise Woodwood Photographed Out And About With Her New Baby Daughter

14/08/2014 16:57 | Updated 20 May 2015

Looking like any other new mum on a chilly January day, Louise Woodward – the nanny who was jailed for shaking a child to death 16 years ago – has been photographed wrapped up against the weather with her mum and daughter Holly.

Ms Woodward, 35, gave birth at the turn of the New Year and is said to be delighted at becoming a mum.

And it looks like she has settled into parenting duties as she and her mum Sue went for a walk and window shopped in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, at the weekend.

Ms Woodward was jailed for 15 years in 1997 after she was found guilty of second degree murder for shaking eight-month-old Matthew Eappen to death in Boston, Massachusetts.

At the time she was 19 and working for the Eappen family as a nanny on her gap year. But her conviction was later reduced to involuntary manslaughter on appeal and she served 279 days.

The new mum, originally from Wirral, Merseyside, has always maintained her innocence and her claims were backed by experts.

She kept quiet about her pregnancy but has previously spoken about people's reaction to any news she might be expecting.

She previously told the Daily Mail: "I know there are some people waiting for me to have a baby so they can say nasty things.

"It upsets me but that is not going to stop me leading my life. I am innocent. I have done nothing wrong.

"I am entitled to enjoy my life. I am not going to apologise for being happy."

She married Anthony Elkes in May last year at a church where she teaches jive and salsa classes to pensioners.

After news of her pregnancy emerged, Matthew's aunt Mary Wong, 52, said the law graduate had a 'right to have a child', but suggested she take parenting classes and learn to control her temper.

She said: "For the sake of her family I hope her parenting skills have come a long way.

"I think that she needs to have parenting skills and support for her baby."

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