A father has been discovered responsible of murdering his 39-day-old child by violently shaking him to the purpose of fracturing his ribs 74 instances.
James Dean Clark, 31, shook his son Sean to dying on January 14, 2018. The newborn was discovered unresponsive in his cot.
Medical consultants concluded Sean had sustained a complete of 74 fractures to his ribs together with two severe head accidents.
A jury heard the accidents had been in line with Sean being shaken violently shortly earlier than his dying.
Clark denied being accountable for the dying however was convicted by a jury following a trial at Bristol Crown Court docket.
James Dean Clark (pictured), 31, shook his son Sean to dying on January 14, 2018. The newborn was discovered unresponsive in his cot
Sean’s mom, Helen Jeremy, 27, of Kingswood, South Gloucestershire, was acquitted of inflicting or permitting his dying.
Clark, of Warmley, South Gloucestershire, can be sentenced on September 24.
Superintendent James Riccio, the Senior Investigating Officer, mentioned: ‘James Clark is accountable for essentially the most repulsive and hideous of crimes – the homicide of a defenceless little one.
‘All of my workforce have been really shocked on the lack of regret proven by him all through this investigation and subsequent trial which has taken greater than three and a half years to conclude.
‘The proof confirmed fairly clearly Sean was subjected to a number of assaults which had been dedicated on quite a lot of separate events and we fought arduous to safe the costs and compile the proof to place in entrance of a court docket.
‘As his father, he ought to have protected him not inflict ache and struggling on him.’
Clark denied being accountable for the dying however was convicted by a jury following a trial at Bristol Crown Court docket (pictured)
Clark advised the jury fatherhood did not daunt him. He mentioned: ‘I favored it, I loved it. I discovered some stuff fairly troublesome however I bought via it.’
He defined how he had a compulsive nature and favored to have his possessions organized simply so.
He mentioned this behavior additionally utilized to making sure Sean’s milk was prepared for him when Miss Jeremy visited with the newborn from her mom’s house the place they lived.
Clark advised the jury he loved taking part in laptop video games.
When his barrister, Andrew Langdon QC, requested him if he ever took out frustration from gaming on Sean, he mentioned he did not.
The court docket heard that from Thursday, January 11, 2018, Miss Jeremy took Sean for a protracted weekend to Clark’s mom house.
Miss Jeremy advised the court docket Sean was crying much more than regular and she or he wasn’t certain what was the reason for his misery.
She mentioned on the morning of Sunday, January 14, she awakened and located Sean unresponsive in his cot.
Each she and Clark denied injuring the newborn.
Ann Hampshire from the CPS mentioned: ‘This was a tragic case the place a really younger little one was the sufferer of a number of assaults, inflicting severe and finally deadly accidents.
‘Solely Clark is aware of precisely how Sean suffered these accidents and he maintained that he was not the trigger.
‘This case relied on proof from a few of the high medical consultants within the nation and was distressing case to analyze and for the jury to listen to.
‘The decision demonstrates that the jury had been glad that it was Clark who inflicted these accidents and so they discovered him responsible of homicide.’
A spokesperson for the NSPCC within the South West mentioned: ‘This can be a deeply upsetting and disturbing case by which a child was killed by his personal father.
‘Infants and younger kids are solely depending on those that take care of them and all of us have an obligation to look out for his or her welfare.
‘Anybody involved a few little one can contact the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000, whereas younger folks can name Childline on 0800 1111.’