Friday, March 8, 2013

Dad convicted of manslaughter in death of 5-month-old son; gets 6 1/2 years in prison (London, England)

Dad SIMON HATHAWAY gets just 6 1/2 years in prison for brutally killing a newborn....

Father jailed for manslaughter of five-week-old son

Mar 8 2013

By Jack Griffith

A DAD convicted of the manslaughter of his baby son has been jailed for six and a half years.

Simon Hathaway, 32, was sentenced to 78 months in prison for killing his five-week-old son, Jordan, after a jury found him guilty of manslaughter following a three-week trial at Reading Crown Court which finished yesterday (Thursday).

His wife, Anne, was acquitted of wilful neglect of a child.

The couple were living in Colnbrook, Slough, at the time of the death, but had since moved to Hayes.

Jordan was rushed to Wexham Park Hospital hospital on the morning of February 22 2011 in an unconscious state, but doctors couldn't resuscitate him.

He was found to have injuries caused by being violently shaken and being thrown onto a soft surface, as well as fractures to his leg, arm and ankle.

At the conclusion of the trial, presiding High Court judge Mr Justice Simon thanked the jury for their close attention during what was emotive and detailed testimony.

Detective Sergeant David Honeyball of Thames Valley Police said after the ruling: "Throughout this protracted and complex investigation, our focus has always been on gaining justice for Jordan, who suffered horrific and ultimately fatal injuries at the hands of his father."