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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Shaken baby mother: "He is a monster. I hope he rots"

Roxie's injuries were described by a witness as the worst he'd seen Credit: Family

The mother of a baby who was shaken to death has described the child's father as a monster. Benjamin Roach from Plymouth was today jailed at Plymouth Crown Court for seven years for causing the death of one-month-old Roxie Hopkins-Roach in September 2010.

Kelly Hopkins was at court for the sentencing

"He is a monster. I hope he rots - I don't think he has realised how much he has destroyed my life."

She added that the fact that Roach had been found guilty meant Roxie could rest in peace.

"The justice I have fought for, finding the truth about what happened to Roxie, and knowing she is now in a better place, has been all I've wanted. And now I can finally say I have achieved it."

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