Friday 1 June 2018

Couple whose four-month-old baby son died of brain injury are jailed for total of 14 years

A couple were today jailed over the death of their baby who died from a mystery brain injury after being found soaking wet in their flat.

Ah'Kiell Walker was discovered naked and freezing cold at the family home and died the following day.

A CT scan showed bleeding within his eyes 'consistent with shaking a baby', fractured ribs and a broken shoulder.

Last month his father Alistair Walker, 27, was convicted of manslaughter and mother Hannah Henry, 22, convicted of causing or allowing the death of their four-month-old.

Henry was cleared of manslaughter after a five-week trial at Bristol Crown Court but both were convicted of cruelty to a child under 16.

The court heard the baby had not 'pooed for a month' and that Walker was 'obsessed' with Ah'Kiell's constipation but neither parent sought medical advice.

Alistair Walker was today jailed for 10 years for manslaughter and concurrent three years for child cruelty.

Hannah Henry was jailed for four years for causing or allowing death of child under 16 and concurrent two years for child cruelty.


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