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A man who conned his daughter into thinking he was dying of cancer has been jailed for at least 25 years for murdering her five-week-old baby.
Mark Jones, 45, carried out a brutal attack on granddaughter Amelia while babysitting for her mother Sarah, 26, when she went to the cinema.
Watch: Tom Sheldrick reports from Newport Crown Court.
Sentencing Jones to life with a minimum of 25 years, Judge Wyn Williams said he had shown no remorse for his "wicked and despicable" actions.
Grandfather Mark Jones, 45, has been given a 25 year minimum sentence for the murder of his five-week-old granddaughter Amelia Jones after being found guilty by a jury.
The court heard that Amelia Jones' surviving siblings live in fear of their grandfather.
In victim statements read to the court by the prosecuting barrister after Mark Jones, 45, was found guilty, her parents said they were "devastated" at having their family "ripped apart."
The baby's father, Ian Skillern, said: "I held Amelia when she died. It was the end of the world. I would not wish that on anyone."
Amelia's father, Ian Skillern, said: "I held Amelia when she died. It was the end of the world. I would not wish that on anyone."
A grandad has been found guilty of the murder of his five-week-old baby granddaughter.
Amelia Jones was just five weeks old when Mark Jones, 45, carried out a brutal attack in November 2012, leaving her with a fractured skull, a bleed to the brain, and other injuries to her ribs and legs.
Experts believe she had suffered a serious blow to the head as well as being violently shaken.
The court heard that Jones called his daughter first instead of dialling 999 when Amelia stopped breathing. She died in hospital two days later, aged just 41 days old.
Jones denied murdering her during a five-week trial at Newport Crown Court, claiming he had accidentally dropped her on two separate nights while babysitting at his daughter's house in Cwmbran.
Jones looked down, showing no emotion, as the guilty verdict was read out.
Jurors in the trial of a Cwmbran man accused of killing his baby granddaughter have been sent home for the day.
Mark Jones, denies murdering five-week-old Amelie Jones in November 2012.
The jury will continue its deliberations tomorrow.
The jury has been sent home in the trial of a Cwmbran man accused of murdering his five-week-old granddaughter.
Grandfather Mark Jones, 45, denies murdering his newborn granddaughter Amelia Jones while babysitting her alone.
A jury has been sent out to consider its verdict in the trial of a grandfather accused of the murder of his baby granddaughte.
Mark Jones, 45, denies murdering Amelia Jones, who was five weeks old when she died in November 2012 in Cwmbran. She had a fractured skull and a bleed to the brain, as well as injuries to her ribs and legs.
The prosecution case is that Mr Jones deliberately killed Amelia, potentially because of a grudge against the baby's father, and has repeatedly lied about what happened.
The defence case at Newport Crown Court is that Mr Jones once tripped and once fainted when he was holding Amelia, while babysitting on consecutive nights, but never deliberately hurt her.
The judge instructed the jury that they could find Mark Jones guilty of murder, guilty of manslaughter or not guilty of either offence.
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