A DAD threw his eight-month-old daughter onto a hard chair after she the baby didn’t stop crying.
Dalton Milne, 23, reportedly Googled “shaken baby syndrome” on his phone after attacking his child instead of calling emergency services in Arizona.
It was only when other noticed that the child was unwell, Milne decided to seek medical help, according to social worker Sharon Olivia, who spoke as Milne was jailed for seven years.
Milne was arrested at his home in Kingman, Arizona, last November.
Oliva told Milne’s sentencing hearing last Friday that the child was also covered in bruises of various ages.
She added that the youngster had a bite mark on her jaw, and that she suffered from haemorrhages and seizures consistent with shaken baby syndrome.
She told Mohave Valley Daily News: “This baby was powerless to protect herself.
“We need to send that message that child abuse is wrong.”
Milne told the court: “I’m sorry this happened. I kind of lost control.”
Judge Derek Carlisle ignored his excuses and imposed the maximum sentence he was allowed to give the dad.
The judge told Mohave County Superior Court: “There is never a reason to harm a child in that fashion.”
The little girl is now in state care after Milne’s parental rights have been cut off, and her health is reported to be steadily improving.
This article was originally published by TheSun.Co.UK.
Scott Juceam is one of the leading advocates against Shaken Baby Syndrome. Scott’s life changed when his daughter Hannah was shaken to death by her nanny in 2006. Since then, Scott has dedicated his life to preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome and child abuse.