The Jeremy Kyle Show viewers were left in tears after a guest said she blamed herself for her six-month-old son’s death.
AJ was left heartbroken in 2017 when her baby boy Ruben died in hospital.
A year later, his father, Lee Sweet, admitted that he had killed their son.
Her mum Jackie brought AJ on the show in the hope of helping her daughter stop blaming herself for her son’s death.
Jackie said the family had to wait a year before burying Ruben because police were unable to determine to cause of death until Lee admitted he was guilty.
Jackie said: “For the whole year Ruben was kept with the place, we couldn’t bury him. The police had him longer than we did.
“[Lee’s] excuse was he woke up in a bad mood. Ruben wouldn’t stop crying so he shook him.
“He shook him so hard that he left bruising on his cheek where his head had slapped his shoulder.”
Jackie revealed Lee was given five years and four months in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter.
However, he could only serve two as he has already been given an early release date of December 2020.
Speaking about losing her son, AJ tearfully said: “[Lee] rang me at 20 past seven saying that there was something wrong with little man and that I needed to come round.”
AJ – who blames herself for leaving her son with her boyfriend – then rushed her son to the hospital, where she was told he wouldn’t make it.
She added: “You get a certain amount of time to say goodbye to them.
“I’d never read to him before but I read The Gruffalo. Christina Perry A Thousand Years, we played that and luckily one of the nurses was busy so I managed to fall asleep cuddling him.
“When I woke up it was time to say goodbye.”
The audience and viewers watching from home were left wiping away tears after listening to the tragic story.
One person said: “Trying to watch @itvjeremykyle through streams of tears like Jeremy says the world has a funny way of balancing itself out and I hope the young lady and her family find true justice for there beautiful little boy.. and I hope she can find some peace in her life.”
Another wrote: “Not often I get teary at #JeremyKyle,” while a third tweeted: “Absolutely balling #JeremyKyle.”
trying to watch @itvjeremykyle through streams of tears like Jeremy says the world has a funny way of balancing itself out and I hope the young lady and her family find true justice for there beautiful little boy.. and I hope she can find some peace in her life 🙏😢 #JeremyKyle
— CRΔIG RΩΠSΩΠ (@CraigRonson) 21 March 2019
Not often I get teary at #JeremyKyle 😥
— Gillian Taylforth (@GTaylforthUK) 21 March 2019
Absolutely balling #JeremyKyle
— ☀️🏝Hannah🏝☀️ (@HannahVCW) 21 March 2019
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