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Baby death sentencing

A Plymouth father has been jailed for seven years for killing his baby daughter. The jury at Plymouth Crown Court took less than two hours to convict Benjamin Roach of shaking one-month-old Roxie Hopkins-Roach to death.

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Plymouth father guilty of manslaughter after shaking baby daughter to death

A Plymouth father has been found guilty of the manslaughter of his baby daughter. The jury took less than two hours to return the verdict.

Medical evidence at the trial heard that some of the baby's injuries were so severe they could have been caused in a car crash, and if she had survived Roach's assault, she would have been left blind.

Benjamin Roach will be back in court tomorrow [Tuesday] to be sentenced.

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