Dad of adopted baby guilty of murder (BBC News)

18-month-old Elsie died two weeks after being formally adopted by Matthew Scully-Hicks and his husband.

 

A man has been found guilty of murdering his 18-month-old baby just two weeks after formally adopting her. Matthew Scully-Hicks had denied inflicting catastrophic injuries on Elsie at his Cardiff home four days before she died. He called 999 on 25 May 2016 claiming he had found her unresponsive on the floor but a jury unanimously rejected his claim.

 

Find out more: Elsie Scully-Hicks: Dad of adopted baby guilty of murder (BBC News)

Published in News & media round-up on November 8, 2017