A MONSTER dad who killed his 14-month-old daughter after his companion returned to work from maternity depart has been jailed for 12 years.
Little Hollie Ashurst suffered a “catalogue of accidents” when her father Daniel Ashurst, 33, was taking care of her.
Mum Leanne Thompson was simply two days into her new job when she obtained a telephone name saying her daughter had been rushed to hospital.
Having being left alone with Hollie, Ashurst shook her so violently he killed her.
He was at the moment jailed for 12 years having been discovered responsible of manslaughter. He was cleared of homicide.
As he was led from the dock, there have been shouts of ‘monster’ and ‘child killer’ from the general public gallery.
Ashurst had been left to take care of his daughter on February 28 final 12 months at their residence in Wigan after Leanne returned to work at a magnificence salon following maternity depart.
Hollie was discovered coated in bruises and scrapes on her head and neck and what gave the impression to be two chew marks to her hand and thigh.
Hospital scans on her lifeless physique confirmed that she had bleeding on the mind, her spinal twine and in her eyes, and had a damaged ankle.
Throughout the Manchester Crown Courtroom trial, Ashurst claimed Hollie’s accidents have been attributable to a sequence of falls within the hours earlier than he ran right into a GP surgical procedure together with her limp physique in his arms.
Ashurst then instructed a paramedic she had bumped her head after falling down the 2 steps, however had crawled again up.
He mentioned he didn’t initially imagine she was badly harm however realised one thing was fallacious 10 minutes later when Hollie turned limp and torpid, so determined to take her to hospital.
He then modified his model of his occasions, claiming Hollie had fallen off a mattress at their residence earlier that morning.
He mentioned he left her upstairs and went outdoors to the bin however returned to search out her shaking “from head to toe” on the staircase.
He mentioned as he hurried downstairs together with her in his arms, he snagged his shorts on one thing and misplaced his grip on Hollie, by chance dropping her down the steps.
Ashurst then claimed Hollie had additionally fallen from her automobile seat when he braked arduous at a purple mild.
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Throughout mum Leanne’s second day again at work, she received a telephone name saying her daughter had been rushed to hospital with severe accidents.
Hollie died a day later at Royal Manchester Youngsters’s Hospital.
Ashurst had beforehand instructed a psychological well being nurse he feared he would battle to manage to take care of Hollie when his companion returned to work.
Ashurst had been taking remedy for melancholy and anxiousness for a number of years and used cocaine and drank alcohol most evenings to assist him “relax”.
Pathologist Dr Charles Wilson instructed the court docket he believed the kid had been the topic of “non-accidental damage involving extreme acceleration and deceleration of her head in relation to the remainder of her physique, with a number of impacts to her head and face.”
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