Accused had five pints before he looked after baby, court hears

Michael Pearce drank five pints of beer before six week old baby Alfie Sullock was left in his care, Newport Crown Court has heard. Alfie died in August last year. Mr Pearce denies murder and manslaughter.

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Accused: I don't know how baby suffered injuries

A man accused of beating a baby to death has told Newport Crown Court that he does not know how six-week-old Alfie Sullock received his injuries.

Michael Pearce, 32, is giving evidence in his defence.

He told the court: "I didn't harm the baby" and "I didn't notice any bruising on him."

Michael Pearce is accused of carrying out a prolonged attack on the baby.

Alfie was the son of Mr Pearce's girlfriend Donna, and died last August after he was left in Mr Pearce's care.

Michael Pearce, from Nelson in Caerphilly county borough, denies murder and manslaughter and the trial continues.

Babysitter accused of murder 'had five pints of beer'

The man accused of murdering a six week old baby from Cardiff had five pints of beer shortly before Alfie Sullock was left in his care, a court heard today.

Michael Pearce told police in interviews he was trying to save Alfie's life by giving him mouth to mouth resuscitation. He said Alfie stopped breathing whilst in his care in August last year.

Mr Pearce denies manslaughter and murder. The trial continues.

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