Cheating police officer who punched his 10-week-old son so hard he pulped his liver and killed him could walk free after just five years’ jail – as fresh details of the horrific crime emerge
- Colin David Randall admitted to punching his baby so hard it killed him in 2014
- His wife Debra has pleaded for him not to be released on parole on January 30
- Randall has served just five years prison after he plead guilty to manslaughter
A police officer who punched his infant son with such force it burst the baby’s liver and killed him instantly could be released from jail within days after spending five years behind bars.
Colin David Randall, a former Queensland police officer, then 39, was having two affairs when his wife Debra left him with their newborn son Kye as she went to the shops with their daughter on June 28, 2014.
Randall called her an hour later to tell her the 10-week-old was ‘limp and not breathing’ but he had not called an ambulance.
Colin David Randall (pictured) could be released on parole on January 30 after just five years behind bars
The 10-week-old was sitting in his rocker chair on June 28, 2014 when his father delivered the blow. He suffered fatal injuries and couldn’t be revived
Debra told him to call paramedics and rushed back to their house to find Randall lying in the hallway on his stomach repeating ‘oh s***’ while Kye lay on his back in front of him.
The infant was rushed to hospital by paramedics but he had suffered fatal injuries and couldn’t be revived.
Randall appeared distraught and told the hospital he had performed CPR incorrectly.
‘I realise now that I was pushing too low on his stomach. But I did it wrong. I did it wrong,’ he told staff, according to The Courier Mail.
A previous Court of Appeal finding stated the horrific injuries the child received could not have been caused by performing CPR incorrectly.
The child’s liver was pulped, his ribs fractured, stomach torn, abdominal aorta torn, and spleen split in two.
Three days before his 2018 murder trial, Randall admitted he had punched the child and pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter.
At his sentencing, Justice Peter Davis said he believed the reason Randall lied about what he had done was the same reason he finally admitted killing his son.
‘Your motivation is self-preservation,’ he said.
‘Manslaughter seems to have been the best outcome you could have hoped for in a trial.’
Justice Davis said while he accepted Randall’s decision to punch his son was spontaneous, it was ‘very deliberate’.
Debra Randall was pictured leaving court after the then 41-year-old was convicted in 2018
‘It was a forceful punch delivered to the abdomen of the baby, which pulped his liver,’ he said.
The court heard there were no significant factors that led to his violent outburst.
‘One searches for an explanation for this crime, or at least for some motivating factor, that might make this tragedy understandable,’ the judgment said.
‘A more negligible and petty series of frustrations leading to killing can hardly be conceived.’
Randall is eligible for parole on January 30 and has already applied for release.
Debra has said she is concerned for her family’s safety and does not want him released.
‘Our future is in [the parole board’s] hands,’ Debra said.