Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Jury out again in trial of dad accused of murdering infant son (Kent, England, United Kingdom)

The jury is still out for dad GAVIN GIBBS, who is on trial for murdering his 3-month-old son. Dad also injured the baby's twin sister.


Jury out again in trial of father accused of murder
Published on Tue Jul 27 15:55:22 BST 2010

A jury has retired for a fourth day to consider its verdicts in the trial of a Kent paramedic accused of murdering his baby son.

Gavin Gibbs, 41, of Brook Vale, Erith, was heard to whisper "Please forgive me" as three-month-old Charlie's life support machine was turned off.

But he told the Old Bailey he was saying sorry because he had not been able to save the child from dying from brain injury.

Gibbs denies murdering Charlie in October 2008, and causing injuries to the baby's twin sister.

He told the court Charlie collapsed at home and he tried to resuscitate him.

But the prosecution says he caused non-accidental injuries to both babies.