Baby Willow suffered extensive bruising to her ear, face and arm after her dad carried out a ‘horrendous series of assaults’
Baby Willow suffered extensive bruising to her ear, face and arm after her dad carried out a ‘horrendous series of assaults’.
SharesJordan Lee was meant to be looking after his daughter at home but he killed her(Picture: PA)A mum paid tribute to her four-month-old ‘blue-eyed angel’ as the father was jailed for life for her murder.Jordan Lee, 29, was given a minimum of 16 years in prison on Friday at Preston Crown Court.
Lee was looking after baby Willow at home in Blackpool while her mum Jade was at work on December 3.As the day went on he became increasingly frustrated at her crying and was heard shouting at her to ‘shut up’.Prosecutors said neighbours heard a baby crying and a series of bangs before the house fell silent.
Police said Willow suffered extensive bruising to her ear, face and arm as Lee carried out a ‘horrendous series of assaults’ on his daughter.A pathologist found this was likely to have been the result of gripping, pinching or squeezing, punching or slapping and would have caused ‘immense pain and suffering’. headtopics.com
Afterwards, Lee ran upstairs with the baby in his arms and showed her to his brother, who said she looked ‘unresponsive and floppy’.Willow was aged just four months when she died(Picture: PA)Jordan Lee was heard telling his baby to ‘shut up’ before inflicting fatal injuries (Picture:
PA)Willow was taken to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool where she died three days later surrounded by her mum, grandparents and great-grandma.In a police interview, Lee claimed Willow suffered her injuries after falling from the sofawhile he played Call of Duty on Xbox
.But he was convicted by a jury after a Home Office pathologist found that the baby’s death was a direct consequence of a traumatic head injury.Willow was taken to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital but could not be saved (Picture: PA)In a heart-breaking statement, mum Jade Bell said: ‘Willow was such a beautiful, happy baby that had the best cheeky smile, and that smile would always cheer you up and light up the room.
‘We all miss her dearly and there are not enough words to express that.‘To have lost her at such a young age and in the way we have has impacted myself and my family so much and my life will never be the same without my blue-eyed angel.‘The first time anyone met her they instantly fell in love, she was always so happy and smiley.’ headtopics.com
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The pathetic antiquated British justice system is getting worse by the day. 16 yrs! The judge is equally pathetic. There’s no words l can say for this such evil on a defenceless baby Wtf.let me at the fucking junkie rat.he feel same pain but worse UK Justice System, 16 yrs for murdering a baby I'll say it again 'murdering a baby'. It's time to change this 'woke system' we need Capitol Punishment to rid the Earth of these evil bastards.
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