Friday, November 8, 2013

Dad walks free from court--after admitting 3 counts of assault against 9-week-old daughter (Ireland)

This piece of crap went off on the baby not once, but THREE TIMES. The last time when she was only 9-weeks old. So basically he abused her from birth because he was all "frustrated" from her crying.

But check out all the excuses and daddy coddling here. Poor little thing is sorry now. (Sorry my arse. ) So he won't be held accountable at all because he has now "bonded" with the baby.

Are you f***ing kidding me? Guess the baby's brain damage and cracked ribs don't matter now, because poor daddy just feels so awful, you know.

Dad is identified as SHAUN MCCAHILL.

Dad who caused baby brain injury avoids jail term

Greg Harkin – 07 November 2013

A FATHER who shook his own baby daughter so violently he caused her brain damage and cracked her ribs has walked free from court.

Shaun McCahill (21) admitted three counts of assault causing harm on the baby who was just nine weeks old at the time of the last of three incidents in which he had shaken her.

But Judge John O'Hagan said he would not send McCahill to jail because of the bonds he had built with the girl since.

The judge also allowed the naming of McCahill in court, but banned the identification of the child.

Letterkenny Circuit Criminal Court heard McCahill, from St Mary's Terrace, Ramelton, Co Donegal, had shaken the baby girl on three occasions – twice with his hands and once as she was in a pram.

Garda Joe McManus said officers launched an investigation on May 19, 2011, when the baby was transferred to Letterkenny General Hospital after suffering convulsions while she was being minded by McCahill.

The child was later brought to Temple Street Children's Hospital where older injuries were detected by doctors who concluded the injuries were not accidental.

Gda McManus said the father later admitted that he shook the little girl on three separate occasions because he could not get her to stop crying.

The court also heard how McCahill now rarely goes out and has also tried to take his own life.

The judge asked the mother if she thought McCahill meant to hurt the baby. She replied that she "honestly couldn't say".

There was a hope the baby would recover from the brain injury in time, the court heard.

Both McCahill and the baby's mother wept on occasion during the hearing. Barrister for the accused, Charlotte Simpson, said McCahill felt sick and ashamed of what he had done and would have to live with it for the rest of his life.

Judge O'Hagan said there was "no way" he was imposing a custodial sentence.

"This is a very emotional case. It's a tragic case of a dad who lost it," he said. "He was faced with a situation of a little girl crying and he couldn't do anything to stop it.

He picked her up twice and shook her but of course that didn't keep her quiet. He's 21.