Mom Treats Son To McDonald’s Before Jumping Off The Reservoir Together
May 13th, 2022
Kids will do anything to get treated to McDonald’s. They will do any chores that they would want you for them to finish as long as you let them choose a Happy Meal. This is what a mother did to convince her son to go with her before they jumped over the reservoir together.
According to reports, a 41-year-old British mother treated her son to a Happy Meal in McDonald’s before he tied his hands to hers and jumped into a reservoir that killed them both.
Emma Sillett took her 5-year-old son, Jenson Spellman, for a treat before she drove him to a deserted reservoir in Derbyshire. She then committed suicide, taking her child along with her. Reports also stated that she filled her son’s rucksack with rocks before they both made the jump.
The Mirror reports that the bodies of both mother and son were found lying face to face in the dirty water of the Valehouse Reservoir. They were found two days after they were reported missing.
Sillett was a social worker and before she committed suicide, she left an emotional suicide note in her car. According to the note, she had tied herself to her son because she could not bear the thought of him ‘drifting away.’ Because of her suicide note, it was clear that Sillett really wanted to end her life. However, she could not stand the thought of leaving her son.
Mother and child were reported missing by Sillett’s partner, John Spellman. He called emergency services when they were not able to return home. He admitted that she had been “very low” for the past days and had openly talked about “ending it all.” But she never talked about harming her son too.
During a hearing, at Chesterfield Coroner’s Court, it was explained that Sillett was struggling with depression for years. She also suffered three miscarriages, the last was a year before her death. However, the police were convinced that the tragic incident was triggered by the breakdown of her relationship with her son’s father as this was considered as the “major issue in her life.”
When her car was located the next day, the authorities also found a mobile phone with the remains of a Happy Meal. They also found a handbag and a purse. Handwritten letters and a length of a cord were also found inside her car.
According to the toxicology tests, nether mother nor son had any injuries. There were also no traces of any drugs in their systems.
DC Fearson explained in court saying, “In the letter, she said she had battled with what to do. She had battled to save Jenson from ‘this world’ and never wanted to hurt him.” Fearson added, “She said she could not stand the thought of Jenson living without her. She talked about never wanting to put him through a life of pain and being bullied and singled out.”
Aside from her suicide note, Sillett also left letters for her family members, apologizing for what she was about to do. She also explained why she had to take her son with her as well.
Nicola Sillett, the sister of Emma Sillett, told the police that her sister was one of seven sisters. She also shared that as a child, she was bullied but she was an intelligent and strong-minded person.