Friday, November 28, 2014

Dad gets 12 years for breaking spine, neck, legs, and ribs of infant daughter (United Kingdom)

Oh look, UNNAMED DAD was "frustrated." That's why he REPEATEDLY abused this baby from the time she was just a few weeks old, causing fractures all over his body. Of course, Daddy was also too "frustrated" to get her medical help or let the mother know what he was doing behind her back. And apparently he is such a dumb ass that he couldn't figure out that her constant crying was because she was in CONSTANT PAIN.

And now Mom has lost custody because of his vicious abuse. It's always the moms who pay and are punished for men's crimes.

Violent dad who broke his baby girl's back, neck and legs jailed for 12 years

Nov 27, 2014 20:46
By Robin Turner

The man admitted causing multiple fractures to his baby daughter but denied intent to cause serious harm. A jury took ninety minutes to find him guilty.

A 20-year-old father who subjected his baby daughter to a catalogue of brutal attacks which left her with fractures to the spine, neck, legs and ribs has been given a 12 year custodial sentence at Swansea Crown Court.

The father, who cannot be named to protect his daughter’s identity, admitted to police “flicking” his daughter in the air, “folding” her by forcing her legs toward her head, sitting on her, pinching her, shaking her and throwing her in the air, on one occasion failing to catch her.

The attacks took place behind the back of his young partner and started when the baby was just a few weeks old and went on for months.

But he denied intending to cause “really serious injury” during a short trial at Swansea Crown Court which ended when a jury of six men and six women took just 90 minutes to convict him of five counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Judge Keith Thomas, said what the father had done was “beyond normal comprehension,” reports Wales Online.

Catherine Richards, prosecuting, said the father treated his daughter “like a plastic doll” and added his only concern was that he might be caught.

The police became involved in January this year when the father pushed his daughter’s head violently into her chest and she became “floppy”, her mother rushing her to hospital.

Prosecutor Ms Richards said when the father began this final attack on his young daughter and he noticed her leg had become floppy, his reaction was to make a cup of tea.

She said to him: “You’ve got a tiny baby and you’ve violently pushed her head towards her chest and what do you do? You go and make a cup of tea. Did you get help for your daughter? Do you call anyone?”

The father replied: “No.”

The defendant agreed he saw his daughter’s leg “go floppy” but said he didn’t realise she had been seriously injured and had not intended to hurt her seriously.

He also agreed with prosecutor Ms Richards he continued the attack by thrusting her towards the ground and pulling her back up after which she went “really floppy” and he became concerned and distressed.

Ms Richards said: “The concern was for you, not for her wasn’t it?”

He replied: “No, it was for her.”

The father, who sobbed throughout while giving evidence, accepted he had subjected his daughter to “cruel, cruel violence” but told the court: “I didn’t know she had injuries.”

Judge Keith Thomas said: “In dealing with these offences it has been sometimes difficult to remember we’re dealing with a child who, at the start of when you starting injuring her, was only about two months old.

“She was a tiny, delicate child and you as her father were intended to protect her but for some wholly inexplicable reason you chose instead to subject her to a catalogue of attacks that was truly chilling.”

The father said he couldn’t cope with the baby and added her crying “drove me insane”.

He said he carried out the attacks because he was “frustrated”.

Judge Thomas said the father would be jailed for 12 years (the first year in youth custody) and would be eligible for parole after serving two thirds of that sentence.

He also said the father should remain on licence so checks could be made on him for a total of 17 years.

The court heard the girl is now being looked after by the state and is developing reasonably though her development was delayed by the fractures and other injuries she suffered.

Ms Richards said however “only time would tell” if she has suffered locomotor or neurological injuries.