Father who shook his baby to death to be sentenced

A father who shook his four-month-old baby to death because she wouldn't stop crying will be sentenced later after he was convicted of murder.

Tomas Driukas, 26, lashed out at Deimante Driukaite in “temper and frustration” when he was left alone with the four-month-old at home in Birmingham.

Driukas called an ambulance to Crantock Road, Perry Barr in April last year after the baby, who was born three months prematurely, started to have breathing difficulties. She died a few hours later in hospital.

An ambulance was called to Driukas’s home in Crantock Road, Perry Barr in the early hours of April 1st, 2015. Credit: BPM

An investigation found Deimante died as a result of "significant brain trauma consistent with being shaken with force", West Midlands Police said. She also suffered bruising to her face and body, and had several fractured ribs.

Driukas denied inflicting the injuries but the jury of eight men and four women at Birmingham Crown Court took just three hours yesterday to find him guilty of murder and two counts of wounding.

Detective Sergeant Nick Barnes, from the force’s Homicide Team, said: