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Monday, February 22, 2016
Dad squeezed baby daughter so forcefully he left her with brain injury and 26 broken ribs is found guilty of murder
Guilty: Tomas Driukas squeezed his baby to death
A cruel dad who squeezed his baby girl to death leaving her with a brain injury and 26 fractured ribs has been found guilty of
Tomas Druikas couldn't
cope with fatherhood and lashed out at baby Deimante Driukaite
in "temper and frustration" when left alone with the four-month-old tot.
The 26-year-old was convicted of her murder today, reports the
He is due to be sentenced at
Birmingham Crown Court
An ambulance was called to Driukas’s home in Crantock Road, Birmingham in the early hours of April 1, 2014.
The baby was rushed to
Birmingham Children’s Hospital
but died that evening.
An examination revealed she had suffered a very serious brain injury inflicted by Driukas and 26 rib fractures.
Arrest: Druikas was found guilty of murdering his daughter at their home
Jonas Hankin QC, prosecuting, said the fractures had been caused by “forceful squeezing”.
He said the defendant had acted out of “temper and frustration” because he was unable to deal with looking after her on his own.
Mr Hankin said Druikas and his partner Renata Braskyte had taken it in turns to look after the prematurely-born girl, who had suffered a number of health problems, while they each worked.
Miss Braskyte, 23, had been accused of allowing the death of a child, but the case was dropped against her earlier in the trial.
February 22, 2016
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