Father jailed for murdering his four-year-old daughter

A man found guilty of murdering his four-year-old daughter in Hatfield has been sentenced to life in prison.

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Serious Case Review being held into Alexa-Marie's death

Bedford Borough Council has said a Serious Case Review is being carried out into the murder of four-year-old Alexa-Marie Quinn by her father.

Carl Wheatley has been jailed for 21 years for the "sadistic" murder of his daughter.

Alexa-Marie Quinn’s death at the hands of her father; after he was granted custody of her by the courts has been hugely distressing for everyone involved and we welcome the guilty verdict. Our thoughts remain with her family and all those who knew her during her tragically short life.

We are participating in a Serious Case Review with colleagues from the Hertfordshire Children’s Safeguarding Board to examine every detail of this case and make sure that we learn everything possible from Alexa-Marie’s tragic death. While this review is ongoing it would be inappropriate to speculate on its outcomes. However, once completed, these findings will be published and any learning identified will be used to help shape the way that all agencies work to keep children safe.

– Kevin Crompton, Director of Children’s and Adults Services at Bedford Borough Council

Hertfordshire: Man who beat his four-year-old daughter to death is sentenced to life in prison

Carl Wheatley. Credit: Hertfordshire Police

A man found guilty of murdering his four-year-old daughter in Hatfield has been sentenced to life in prison.

Carl Wheatley must serve a minimum term of 21 years.

Alexa-Marie Quinn. Credit: Hertfordshire Police

Mr Wheatley subjected his daughter Alexa-Marie Quinn to weeks of abuse.

She died at their home in March 2014.

She had suffered more than 60 injuries and lost two teeth.


Man found guilty of murdering four-year-old daughter

31-year-old Carl Wheatley Credit: Hertfordshire Police

A man has been found guilty of murdering his four-year-old daughter in Hertfordshire in March last year.

Carl Wheatley, who is 31 and from Hatfield, has been convicted of killing Alexa-Marie Quinn at their home in Queen Bee Court by unanimous verdict at St Albans Crown Court.

4-year-old Alexa-Marie Quinn Credit: Hertfordshire Police

The court heard how Alexa-Marie was assaulted by her father over a number of weeks. She suffered more than 60 injuries to her body and had lost two teeth.

Mr Wheatley is due to be sentenced on Friday.

“This is an extremely tragic case. No child should ever suffer in this way and our thoughts are with Alexa-Marie’s family and those who cared for her. I would like to thank them for their support during this extremely difficult time".

– Detective Chief Inspector Jerome Kent, Beds/Cambs/Herts crime unit

Father appears in court charged with murdering daughter

Alexa-Marie Quinn Credit: Hertfordshire police

A father has appeared in court charged with murdering his 4-year-old daughter.

30-year-old Carl Wheatley is accused of killing Alexa-Marie Quinn at their home in Hatfield, Hertfordshire.

Wheatley appeared before magistrates at Hatfield and was remanded in custody to appear next at St Albans Crown Court on Tuesday 18th March.

A post mortem examination is expected to be carried out on Monday 17th March.

Father is charged with murdering his 4-year old daughter

4-year-old Alexa-Marie Credit: Hertfordshire police

A man has been charged with the murder of his four year old daughter in Hatfield.

30-year-old Carl Wheatley is charged with murdering Alexa-Marie at their home address in Queen Bee Court.

Alexa-Marie died at Lister Hospital after police had been called to the house at 9.36am on March 12th.

A post mortem examination into the death of the 4-year old will take place on Monday 17th March.

Following the death of Alexa-Marie, the mothers side of the family released the following statement through Hertfordshire police.

"We are completely stunned and devastated that our beautiful little girl has been taken so suddenly. She was truly the most gentle, loving, happy and amazing little soul we had the pleasure of knowing. "

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