The evil father, 26, who shook seven-week-old son to death “with the force of a car crash” is jailed for life
A DAD who shook his seven-week-old son with the “force of a car crash” has been jailed for murder.
Abel-Jax Mailey suffered bleeding and brain swelling after being found unresponsive at home in Burnley, Lancashire.
His naughty father Oliver Mailey, 26, shook the baby at least twice before he died.
Mailey has now been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum sentence of 16 years for murder.
Preston Crown Court heard how the father ‘lied to save his own skin’ after Abel-Jax collapsed.
He had called partner Mollie Gorton on November 27 while she was at work to say the baby had “become weird”.
Mailey then turned the phone’s camera to Abel-Jax, who was lying limp on his father’s lap.
Ms Gorton yelled at Mailey to call an ambulance, with the thug later claiming her son went limp after a feeding session.
The baby was hospitalized in critical condition but unfortunately could not be saved and died three days later.
A post-mortem found he died from catastrophic head injuries.
The tot had also suffered fractured ribs, fractured in the weeks leading up to his death.
Mailey and Abel-Jax’s mother was arrested on suspicion of assault and later on suspicion of murder.
But medics determined the baby’s injuries could only have happened while he was in Mailey’s care, and Ms Gorton was released without further action.
Sentencing Judge Cotter said: “The evidence before this court has shown Mollie to be a loving and devoted mother.
“Her actions resulted in her losing her beloved son.
“Her family was torn to pieces. She left home for work and returned to what would be a living nightmare for any mother.
“She had to plan her baby’s funeral on her own while she was a murder suspect.”
Mailey, who admitted manslaughter but denied murder, faces at least 16 years in prison before she can apply for parole.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/7221498/dad-shook-baby-son-death-jail-murder/ The evil father, 26, who shook seven-week-old son to death “with the force of a car crash” is jailed for life