Shaken baby guilty verdict

A Cornish man has been found guilty of murdering his baby son by violently shaking him. Shane Hawkins, 25, had denied shaking eleven month old Kaydon before throwing him down, causing bleeding and swelling to his brain and eyes.

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Father says baby "slipped from his grasp" and knocked head

A paramedic who was first to respond to the 999 call has told the court that Shane Hawkins told him the child had been feeling unwell all week and had fallen.

Shane told a doctor who came to help the ambulance crew that he was cradling Kaydon in his arms and when he leant forward, the baby slipped from his grasp and knocked his head on the side of his cot before hitting the floor. Mr Hawkins denies the charges.

The trial at Truro Crown Court continues on Monday.

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