Dad ALEXANDER NESS was alone with his 11-week-old son when he shook him to death in "a fit of rage." That was back in 2001. In 2003, he was sentenced to 11 years in prison. But now he's out. Somehow the math isn't working for me....
So this piece of sh** is STILL getting out early despite getting plastered the last time he was released early from prison in 2009? And despite the fact that he's considered a "high risk offender" who is prone to violent outbursts?
And this guy had been "freed early" on violence and drug dealing charges when he killed his newborn son!
Be very afraid for the babies of Scotland. I think the authorities have made it quite clear how little they value their safety. Daddies must have their rights, you know.
Caleb Ness' killer dad is freed
Published Date: 03 February 2011
By DIANE KING
A FATHER who shook his baby son to death in a fit of rage has been freed early from prison.
Alexander Ness was jailed for 11 years in 2003 for culpable homicide of the 11-week-old infant.
Tiny Caleb had been left alone with Ness, who was brain damaged, while his mother Shirley Malcolm was out collecting a methadone prescription.
The baby's death in 2001 led to sweeping reforms of the child protection system in Edinburgh.
Ness, 61, was let out of jail in 2009, but was recalled just days later after breaking his conditions of release by going out drinking.
Police and prison sources were today quoted saying he was a "high risk offender" prone to violent outbursts.
Ness has been seen on the streets of the Capital and is understood to be living in supported accommodation in the centre of Edinburgh until somewhere more permanent is found for him. Conditions of his release reportedly include a ban on any contact with his ex-partner Ms Malcolm.
And he is not allowed to visit Caleb's memorial in the city's Seafield crematorium without permission from his probation officer.
Ness was on licence after being freed early from a five-year sentence for violence and drug dealing when he shook the life out of baby Caleb.
The attack was so violent that the baby suffered broken ribs and bleeding around his brain. Doctors said it was not the first time he had been assaulted.
Ness denied murder and tried to blame Ms Malcolm, but later pled guilty to a reduced charge of culpable homicide. The judge who jailed him, Lady Cosgrove, ordered that he should be closely monitored for four years after his release.
Caleb's death led to major reforms after a report said the child protection system in the Lothians was flawed. It also led to the resignation of Edinburgh's social work director.
Edinburgh Pentlands Conservative MSP David McLetchie said: "If he has such a long list of restrictions and if he is still thought to be dangerous then why on earth has he been set free?"