Man guilty of Roxie murder

A man has been found guilty of murdering his girlfriend's daughter in Ashton-under-Lyne last year.

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Police: 'we will never know exactly what happened'

Roxie was a two-year-old little girl who should have felt safe in her own home in the care of Raftery.

“He abused his position of trust and subjected an innocent toddler to an attack which left her with an un-survivable head injury.

“We will never know exactly what happened on that day, as Raftery has always maintained that it was an accident.

“He has now been jailed, and will have to live the rest of his life with the knowledge that he is responsible for killing Roxie.”

– Detective Superintendent Denise Worth, GMP Major Incident Team

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