Olga Freeman accused of murdering disabled son by ‘restricting his airways’

19 August, 2020 / by Matt Smith

Image above: The Old Bailey

The 10-year old boy, Dylan Freeman, whose mother has been charged with his murder, died from restriction of his airways, a court was told today. Bits of sponge were found in his throat.

Olga Freeman appeared at the Old Bailey on Wednesday, 19 August. The 40-year-old Russian national spoke only to confirm her name and date of birth.

Prosecutor Joel Smith said a post-mortem examination had revealed the cause of death. The court heard that Dylan was found in the master bedroom at their home Cumberland Park, Acton, covered by a duvet, lying on his back; toys had been placed beside him. The child was disabled and had required 24-hour care.

Ms Freeman walked into a West London police station and spoke with officers on Sunday, August 16. Shortly after, officers and London Ambulance Service paramedics went to the house in Cumberland Park and discovered Dylan’s body.

Dylan’s father, celebrity photographer Dean Freeman, who was in Spain when the death occurred, described him as :

“a beautiful, bright, inquisitive and artistic child who loved to travel, visit art galleries and swim.”

“We travelled extensively over the years together, spending such memorable time in places including Brazil, France and Spain.”

“I can’t begin to comprehend his loss” he said.

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