Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Dad charged with manslaughter in death of 7-month-old daughter (Perth, Australia)

Dad is identified as PAUL COSGROVE.

Perth father Paul James Cosgrove charged with manslaughter over death of baby daughter
By Joanna Menagh

Posted 30 Sep 2015, 12:11am

Paul Cosgrove has been charged with assaulting his 7-month-old daughter

The charge against a Perth man accused of fatally assaulting his baby daughter has been upgraded to manslaughter.

Paul James Cosgrove was originally charged with causing grievous bodily harm to his seven-month-old daughter Lillian at their Ellenbrook home earlier this month.

The child was found unconscious and taken to Swan District Hospital before being transferred to Princess Margaret Hospital.

She died two days later.

Cosgrove appeared in Perth Magistrates Court where the charge was upgraded to manslaughter.

He was not required to plead and made no application for bail.

Cosgrove is due back in court next month.