A father found guilty of murdering his 11-month old son has been sentenced today to 14 years in prison. Shane Hawkins denied killing Kaydon back in 2010. The baby suffered fatal head injuries at home in Bodmin and later died in hospital.
A father found guilty of murdering his 11-month old son after the baby was injured at a house in Bodmin is due to be sentenced today.
Shane Hawkins denied killing Kaydon in 2010. The baby suffered fatal head injuries and later died in hospital.
Shane Hawkins has today been found guilty of murdering his baby son Kaydon in Bodmin in December 2010.
Devon and Cornwall Police have issued the following statement following the verdict:
– Senior Investigating Officer, DI Jackie Swift
This was a violent act committed against a defenceless 10-month-old baby who sustained fatal head injuries at the hands of the person who was there to care for him.
In the subsequent investigation, Kaydon was also found to have suffered other injuries during his short life inflicted by his father.
This was a complex and protracted investigation which was handled sensitively by officers from our Child Abuse Investigation Teams, supported by the Major Crime Team.
A 25-year-old man from Bodmin has been found guilty of murdering his baby. 11-month-old Kaydon was admitted to the Royal Cornwall Hospital with serious injuries in December 2010 and later died.
Shane Hawkins had denied shaking eleven month old Kaydon before throwing him down, causing bleeding and swelling to his brain and eyes but he was convicted at Truro Crown Court today. He'll be sentenced tomorrow.
A father accused of murdering his baby son by violently shaking him - has today told Truro Crown Court his girlfriend may have been responsible.
Shane Hawkins denies shaking eleven month old Kaydon before throwing him down, causing bleeding and swelling to his brain and eyes.
A paramedic who was first to respond to the 999 call has told the court that Shane Hawkins told him the child had been feeling unwell all week and had fallen.
Shane told a doctor who came to help the ambulance crew that he was cradling Kaydon in his arms and when he leant forward, the baby slipped from his grasp and knocked his head on the side of his cot before hitting the floor. Mr Hawkins denies the charges.
The trial at Truro Crown Court continues on Monday.
A jury has heard how a couple living above Shane Hawkins heard rowing on the morning of the alleged incident. Kelly Gabriel, who lived in the flat above him on the Kingsman Estate in Bodmin, said she heard Shane and his girlfriend rowing in the morning.
Her partner Colin Oliver said later that morning, he heard Shane raise his voice several times and heard what he thought was the sounds of objects being thrown around.
He said he then heard a much louder bang, which sounded like something with a bit of weight hitting a wall. Then he said it all went quiet, and he saw an ambulance arrive 20 minutes later. Mr Hawkins denies murder.