Dad killed five-week-old baby daughter

A man has been jailed for eight years after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of his five-week-old baby girl in St Leonards in 2012.

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Dad killed baby after she made noise while he played computer game

Mark Sandland killed five-week-old Aimee-Rose Credit: Sussex Police

A father from East Sussex who killed his baby daughter after being frustrated by her screaming as he tried to play a computer game has been jailed for eight years.

Mark Sandland, 28, picked up five-week-old Aimee-Rose and shook her during a sudden loss of temper, prosecutors said.

He claimed he had suffered an epileptic fit and came round to find his daughter underneath him at their flat in Church Road, St Leonards-on-Sea.

Sandland had denied the charge of murder but admitted manslaughter when he appeared at Southwark Crown Court.

After the hearing, Detective Inspector Jon Fanner from Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team said: "I welcome the plea to manslaughter. The judge found there were significant aggravating circumstances and today he has been sentenced to eight years in prison."

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