Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Dad Shook His Baby Girl to Death

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Dad Shook His Baby Girl to Death

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A DAD has admitted shaking his baby daughter to death in a moment of madness.

Gary Allen, 25, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of five-month-old Elisha during a "sudden loss of control", after denying murder.

The baby's mum Claire Morton, 30, admitted causing or allowing the baby's death between August 2006 and January 2007.

Elisha died in hospital on January 24 last year, three days after suffering head injuries.

Morton and Allen had been living together at a house in Marigold Crescent, Bournmoor, Country Durham, but parted in April last year.

Allen, of Torrens Road, Thorney Close, Sunderland, and Morton split up three months after the death of Elisha, Newcastle Crown Court heard.

Baby Elisha was admitted to Sunderland Royal Hospital on January 21 last year and was later transferred to Newcastle General Hospital, where she was put on a life-support machine.

Despite intensive treatment she died three days later, with her parents reportedly at her bedside. …

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