Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Nathan Allen Jailed for NINE Years for Killing his 14 Month-old son - 7th Dec 2011

A man who killed his 14-month-old son by punching him in the abdomen because he would not stop crying has been jailed for nine years.

Nathan Allen attacked Fletcher with both fists as he lay in his cot - and the toddler died from internal bleeding and damaged kidneys in January.

Allen, 27, had been left with the youngster for less than 30 minutes while his partner Danielle Hands, 19, went to see her family.

After the incident, Allen denied hurting his son, who the court said was suffering from nappy rash, but he admitted manslaughter at the start of his trial.

At the Old Bailey, the defendant, who was cleared by a jury of murder, had demonstrated hitting the child with his two clenched fists in a downward motion.

He said: "He was screaming and clinging to my arm. I hit him twice in the stomach. I didn't know what else to do.

"As soon as I'd done it, I realised it was wrong and I said 'Sorry, Fletcher' and I picked him up and cuddled him. Read More