- Tyne Tees
A County Durham man has been sentenced to nine years in jail after being convicted of shaking his baby son to death.
28-year-old Lee Clark from Gainford was jailed after being found guilty of manslaughter at Newcastle Crown Court.
Five-month-old Charlee Clark was admitted to hospital in February 2011 with serious head injuries but later died.
Charlee's mother Natalie Holmes spoke after her former partner was jailed"
"Words cannot describe the devastation I feel at the loss of my beautiful baby son Charlee.
He was such a happy, relaxed gorgeous baby boy who was always smiling and we continue to think of him and miss him every day.
Following today's verdict we as a family feel relieved that the truth is out and justice has been done for Charlee."
"This has been a complex two-year investigation into the death of Charlee Clarke, a happy and healthy baby, killed at the hands of his father.
Throughout the course of the investigation Mr Clark has failed to assist the police and in doing so has brought further pain and anguish on his then partner Natalie.
I hope the verdict has provided the answers the family sought."
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