Monday, February 23, 2015

Dad admits killing 27-day-old son (Bunbury, Australia)

My goodness. With all the sympathy talk for UNNAMED DAD, you would think he was the one who had been battered and killed. Rather than the young man who admits assaulting a newborn baby and killing him.

Bunbury teenage dad, 16, admits killing baby son 
  PerthNow February 23, 2015 12:44PM

A Bunbury teenager has admitted fatally injuring his baby son and will be sentenced next month.

THE teenage father of a newborn baby who died after being assaulted in a South West hospital has admitted killing his young son.

The 16-year-old Bunbury boy will be sentenced next month. The teen pleaded guilty to unlawfully killing his son in February last year.

The baby was injured while in Bunbury Regional Hospital and died a few days later in Princess Margaret Hospital in his mother’s arms.

Detectives from the Major Crime Squad initially charged the teen with a serious assault, alleging that about 7.20pm on Saturday, February 15, he assaulted the 27-day-old boy at the Bunbury Regional Hospital.

The charge was upgraded after the child died.

At the time of the baby’s death the teenage mother told how her baby died in her arms, taking to social media to express her grief. “Omg what do i do sitinq here so lost missing my son rip mummys boy love you to the moon nd bak,” she wrote.

“You Went In My Arms I Lovee Yhu So Much.”

Department of Child Protection and Family Support director general Terry Murphy confirmed at the time that the boy died in PMH with his family at his bedside.

Mr Murphy said the teen father was receiving legal and psychological assistance and was determined the accused boy would still be treated like a “human being” despite the shocking allegations against him.

``The father remains in state care, I am his guardian and therefore I have arranged legal representation for him,’’ Mr Murphy told ABC radio. ``Psychological support for him at the moment is also critical.

``He is charged with horrendous crimes, but he is a still a young person with his own history of serious damage. He still needs to be treated like a human being.’’