Thursday, September 17, 2015

Dad charged with assaulting 7-month-old daughter, now dead (Perth, Australia)

I fail to see how PAUL COSGROVE is a "wonderful" father....

Baby girl dies in Perth hospital as father appears in court charged with alleged assault
By Laura Gartry Updated Wed at 4:02am

Paul Cosgrove has been charged with assaulting his 7-month-old daughter

A seven-month-old baby girl has died in a Perth hospital after allegedly being assaulted by her father.

Lillian Angelique Cosgrove was taken to Swan District Hospital on Monday before being transferred to Princess Margaret Hospital.

Her father, 23-year-old Paul James Cosgrove, was today remanded in custody after facing court charged with aggravated grievous bodily harm.

The baby girl passed away in hospital later in the day, police said.

Police said the charge against Cosgrove would be reviewed once the results of a post-mortem examination were known.

Earlier, the Perth Magistrates Court heard the alleged assault on Lillian took place on Monday in Ellenbrook.

Mr Cosgrove did not apply for bail, and the case was adjourned for him to seek legal advice.

He was remanded in custody is due to appear again on 30 September.

Cosgrove's mother Delys Werrett was in court to support her son, and described her shock at hearing about her granddaughter.

"Devastating, absolutely devastating," she said.

Ms Werrett described her son as a wonderful father, and said he was not coping well since the arrest.

"Terrible, he wouldn't even look at me," she said.