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Father kills his 3-week-old baby by shaking him

By Mason White 3:27 PM November 19, 2015
Liam Laverick 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A father was arrested on a charge of manslaughter after shaking his baby boy until he fell unconscious, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 25-year-old Liam Laverick of Hull, was sentenced to serve 8 years in prison after being accused of killing 3-week-old Tommy Lee.

According to the police investigation, Laverick shook Lee deliberately and with great force. Lee suffered immediate and fatal head injuries.

The baby became limp and lifeless, barely able to breathe.

Rather than taking the critically ill child straight to the hospital next door to his home, he called the baby’s mother, who was visiting her sister nearby.

Lee was later taken to the Hull Royal Infirmary. He was transferred to the Leeds General Infirmary, where he died of catastrophic brain injury.

Laverick first told investigators that he had tripped over in the hospital while running with Lee. Surveillance cameras showed that this never happened.