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Trial Hears Evidence From Doctor

Friday November 22 2013

A DOCTOR has given evidence in the trial of Michael Beaumont, who is accused of murdering his 11-month-old son.

Beaumont claims his son was knocked down some steps by the family dog - but a doctor told Sheffield Crown Court that Kadan's injuries were not consistent with him having fallen down steps.

Beaumont, 28, from Pitsmoor, Sheffield, told police his son was knocked down some steps at their home in Chapel Street, Hoyland, the day before he died from bleeding on the brain caused by skull fractures.

But the prosecution say he inflicted the fatal injuries on his baby son. He denies murder.

The medic told the jury: "I would expect a single impact on a bony surface, not multiple impacts on the soft tissue of the face and neck.

"There were too many impacts and the position of the impacts on multiple different surfaces on the child’s head is not consistent with an accidental fall down steps."

The doctor said the presence of two fractures to the skull implied there had been two impacts.

She added it would be very rare to see two fractures from one impact unless it had been on the vertex of the skull.

Beaumont told police he failed to take his son to hospital. He claims Kadan’s mother, Helen Barnes, told him the baby would be alright and to give him Calpol.

Barnes, who works as a teaching assistant in Sheffield, denies cruelty to a child by neglecting to seek medical assistance.

The trial continues.

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Reply Posted by jo on Friday November 22 2013 at 09:28
they want kicking darn a few steps evil there ppl on this earth that be good parents n cannot ave them then u get evil vile ppl like these who able to ave them put em in a room with parents that cant ave discusts me

Reply Posted by Gaynor on Friday November 22 2013 at 10:20
Cannot understand these people, i really can't. Given the gift of a beautiful healthy child and they cant see the blessing in this. This poor boy had to endure harm and neglect inflicted by the person/persons who should have been loving, nurturing and protecting him. Its heartbreaking to hear this story and many others like it.

Reply Posted by lauren on Friday November 22 2013 at 17:47
What is with people killing there kids if they can't cope there services out there for people to help you. I have 2 kids n I could never image button no mind hittin them so hard they end up with a fractured skull n caused his death with a bleed on the brain and shame on you to the mother of this child givin him calpol oh be ok shame you. You could have saved your childs life by doin the right thing she should be charged with neglect by not seeking medical advice makes me sick she should never be aloud kids again

Reply Posted by sara on Friday November 22 2013 at 22:31
Why anyone would hurt their own child is beyond me .They make me sick . Sleep tight little man xxxxxx

Reply Posted by Mum of three on Saturday November 23 2013 at 09:17
Bless this baby
Condemn the mother and father to a life of hell
Makes me sick if there is no shadow of a doubt a crime such as this is proven then they need to be hung and so do many more like them who are so sick in the head they can do something to a small helpless child.
I am so angry it makes me want to rip them apart myself.
Sorry but thats how I feel.
A million tears for this baby and many others like him.
Sleep tight little angel.

Reply Posted by jan on Tuesday November 26 2013 at 14:25
oh he'll get his just desserts in prison.. I know you think people in prison have no feelings but believe me... even criminals hate folks who inflict such horrors on defenceless children... his horror aint begun yet... rot in hell you evil scum

Reply Posted by kfc on Tuesday November 26 2013 at 14:39
jan your 100% right the bad guys will be waiting. Hope he gets kicked in every hour on the hour. RIP little fella the angels will care for you.

Reply Posted by no probs on Tuesday November 26 2013 at 14:41
he will get killed in prison..the lifers aint bothered because there have nothing to lose..