A MAN who caused the death of his seven-week-old baby son by violently shaking him has been found guilty of murder.
Kieron Hutchinson was found to have a large skull fracture, severe brain damage and bleeding behind both eyes after being in his father, Ian Hutchinson's, sole care in Sheffield last year.
He had been left with his father for just 20 minutes while his mum and grandmother were shopping - when they returned they found Kieron's health had deteroriated to such an extent that an ambulance had been called. He died in hospital four days later.
Detective Inspector Ian Fidler said: “This is a tragic case which led to the death of seven-week-old Barnsley baby Kieron Hutchinson at the hands of his father, Ian Hutchinson.
“Kieron had no marks on his body, but after examination, it was identified that he had sustained injuries consistent with impact trauma, resulting in a fractured skull, and injuries including haemorrhaging of the brain and eyes, which are associated with shaking.
“Our investigation established that Kieron had been seen by the family GP just hours before he was taken ill. He had undergone a thorough examination and was noted as progressing as expected for a child of his age.
“This case lay in the overwhelming medical evidence and who, other than Ian Hutchinson, could have been responsible for the injuries sustained by Kieron.”