Former Bedfordshire resident Kevin Eves has been jailed for life for killing his eight-week-old daughter.
An ambulance was called to a residence in Wixams, Bedford on 12 June 2018 at around 6.05am to reports of an unresponsive baby girl who wasn't breathing. Eves lived at the address, at the time, with partner Cherinea Denton and their daughter Harper Denton.
Baby Harper was taken to Bedford Hospital and despite attempts to resuscitate her, she was sadly pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
Three days later, examination results showed that Harper had a number of bone fractures to her ribs, arms, legs and feet.
Thirty-seven-year-old Kevin Eves had inflicted multiple injuries on Harper before smothering her at the family home.
Eves had denied murdering his baby daughter but was found guilty by a jury on Tuesday 5 November at the Central Criminal Court in London.
Sentencing him to a minimum term of twenty years, Mrs Justice O'Farrell said the "protracted and escalating violent attacks" Eves carried out were "cruel, brutal and vicious".
Eves had previously been jailed for nine years for causing grievous bodily harm and assaulting a little boy, but kept these details from his new partner, Ms Denton.
Detective Inspector Dani Bailey from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit said: