William Stephens, who was convicted of killing his 16 week old daughter Paris Vince-Stephens in Bristol, has been sentenced to six years at Bristol Crown Court.
He'll serve three years in jail and three years on licence.
– Tony Melville, Chair of the Bristol Safeguarding Children Board:
This is an extremely sad case where there has been the tragic loss of a young life. If nothing else I hope that today’s verdict offers some small measure of closure.
An independent Serious Case Review by the Bristol Safeguarding Children Board is being completed, carefully examining the role of public bodies involved in the case to see if there are any lessons to be learnt.
The complexity of this case will become apparent once that review is published early next year following the conclusion of all relevant legal processes. At that point we will be able to comment further on its findings
A Bristol father is facing jail after being convicted of killing his 16-week-old daughter.
Paris Vince-Stephens was shaken to death by her father, William Stephens, at her home in Bristol in January this year.
Paris's mother, 19 year old Danah Vince, was acquitted of causing or allowing the death of a child.
Stephens, who showed no emotion when the jury foreman returned the guilty verdict, will be sentenced tomorrow by Mr Justice Teare.
The father of a three month old girl has been convicted of killing her. Paris Vince-Stephens was shaken at her family's home in Bristol in January.
Today a jury found her father William Stephens guilty of her manslaughter. It emerged during the court case that social workers met with Paris' family ten times in the year leading up to her death.