Paignton baby killer sentenced for 6 years

Exeter court
(Last Updated On: May 14, 2014)

Paignton man, Matthew Wickens, 24 has been jailed for for killing his 5 week old baby.

Wickens who was sentenced today, 14 May at Exeter Crown Court, admitted manslaughter and was jailed for 6 years and five months.

Wickens killed his crying baby in November 2012 by shaking him and then throwing him into his cot so violently that the baby suffered massive head injuries

Five-week-old Riley was discovered in his cot by his mother when she returned home.

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6 years 5 months for the manslaughter of a defenseless baby?

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