A mother accused of staging the death of her 16-week-old daughter sat stony faced in an ambulance and didn't ask how her child was, a court heard.
Rosalin Baker, 25, strapped the body of baby Imani to her chest and took her on the number 25 bus, raising the alarm 20 minutes into the journey.
PC Georgia Ross told the Old Bailey how Baker sat emotionless and didn't speak as paramedics treated Imani.
Rosalin Baker, who is accused of staging the death of her 16-week-old daughter, sat emotionless in the back of an ambulance as paramedics performed CPR on the baby. Pictured in court sketch with boyfriend Jeffrey Wiltshire, 52, also accused of murder
The Old Bailey heard how Baker sat on her phone and didn't cry once. She told a police officer: 'I can’t go through this again. I lost another baby last year'
Baker and boyfriend Jeffrey Wiltshire, 52, are alleged to have battered the child to death at his bedsit in Manor Park, east London.
The officer said: ‘She was sitting in the back of the ambulance. Paramedics were still giving her CPR and she was staring at the floor.'
‘She was on her phone. It appeared she was texting someone. I couldn’t see, but I could see her fingers moving.
Baker strapped Imani to her chest and took the dead baby on the number 25 bus, where she raised the alarm 20 minutes into the journey. Prosecutors say the baby could have been dead for hours. Pictured, the bus route
‘She didn’t once ask how the baby was.’
Passengers tried to help after Baker raised the alarm some 20 minutes into the journey until the ambulance arrived.
PC Ross added: ‘There was no emotion. She wasn’t crying, she was staring at the floor and had her phone in her hand.
‘She was very calm. I asked if she wanted to sit down. She said, “no”. She was just standing there staring at the ground. She wasn’t crying,’ the officer continued.
‘She did say, “I can’t go through this again. I lost another baby last year”.’
Imani was pronounced dead at 11.30am and a postmortem examination revealed she had died from brain injuries, having suffered a fractured skull, broken wrist and at least 40 rib fractures.
Baker and boyfriend Wiltshire, of Manor Park, east London, deny murder and causing or allowing the death of a child
Prosecutors say she could have been dead for hours before Baker topped up her Oyster card at the newsagents before boarding the bus at just after 9.30am.
Baker and Wiltshire, both of (16A) Morris Avenue, Manor Park, east London, deny murder and causing or allowing the death of a child.
The trial continues.