KRW LAW LLP TO REPRESENT OLGA FREEMAN IF AN INQUEST TAKES PLACE INTO THE DEATH OF HER SON DYLAN FREEMAN
KRW LAW LLP (KRW) is instructed by Olga Freeman. Mrs Freeman pleaded guilty to manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility. She had been charged with killing her son Dylan Freeman last year during the first pandemic lockdown at their home in West London. Mrs Freeman will now be detained indefinitely by way of a hospital order. Belfast based KRW has recognised expertise in complex inquests.
KRW has requested that the Senior Coroner for West London should now hold an inquest into the death of Dylan Freeman. KRW will represent Mrs Freeman. We are on the record with the Senior Coroner and have requested that he accept legal arguments to hold an inquest and that it should be conducted in a manner compliant with human rights standards.
It was accepted by the judge at the Central Criminal Court in London that:
“I have no doubt at all that you were a remarkably loving and dedicated mother to a vulnerable child until multiple pressures overwhelmed you and your mind was swamped by a destructive illness with florid psychotic elements. To some unknowable extent, it should be recognised that Dylan was an indirect victim of interruption to normal life caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.”
Dylan had been diagnosed with autism, global neurodevelopmental delay, progressive myopia and significant difficulties with language and communication, self-help and independence. He required round-the-clock care and had attended a special school five days a week but had been unable to go during the lockdown.
Mrs Freeman requested help from Ealing Council but appeared to be “slow” in responding according to the prosecution counsel. It will be these failings by Ealing Council, the local education authority and the NHS that we will request the Senior Coroner to investigate in this tragic case.