US News Man found guilty of murdering adopted toddler

15:22  06 november  2017
15:22  06 november  2017 Source:   Sky News

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Elsie Scully-Hicks © Other Elsie Scully-Hicks

A man has been found guilty of murdering his 18-month old adopted daughter.

Matthew Scully-Hicks, 31, had been looking after Elsie when she went into cardiac arrest in May 2016.

The toddler died four days after being taken to the University Hospital of Wales.

Matthew Scully-Hicks outside Cardiff Crown Court © PA Matthew Scully-Hicks outside Cardiff Crown Court

She had a bleed on the brain, a skull fracture, retinal bleeding in both of her eyes and damaged ribs.

A paediatrician said it was likely that Elsie had been "shaken violently", with her head being "rocked backwards and forwards".

The little girl went to live with Scully-Hicks and his husband in September 2015, eight months before she died.

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The stairs Elsie was alleged to have fallen down two months before she died © PA The stairs Elsie was alleged to have fallen down two months before she died

In that time she sustained a number of injuries, which the prosecution suggested amounted to "assault and abuse".

Six months before her death, she suffered bruises to her head.

On that occasion, Scully-Hicks called 999, saying: "My daughter's fallen down the stairs. She's not responding to me... I didn't push the gate closed properly and she fell down."

In his 999 call, Matthew Scully-Hicks said his daughter 'went all floppy and limp' © Other In his 999 call, Matthew Scully-Hicks said his daughter 'went all floppy and limp'

When the operator asked if the toddler was responding, he replied: "Her eyes are opening and they're rolling around. I think she's looking at me now but she's not moving... oh my God, she's being sick."

Prosecuting barrister Paul Lewis told the court: "We allege that his actions on the late afternoon or evening of 25 May were the tragic culmination of a course of violent conduct on his part towards a defenceless child - an infant that he should have loved and protected, but whom he instead assaulted, abused and ultimately murdered."

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Neighbours said they had heard Scully-Hicks shouting at Elsie, telling her to "shut up".

In one message he compared the infant to the Devil © Other In one message he compared the infant to the Devil

In a series of text messages he referred to her as "satan" and a "psycho".

In one, he explained to his husband that he was struggling to cope with caring for their adopted daughter.

He wrote: "I'm going through hell with Elsie. Mealtimes and bedtimes are like my worst nightmare at the minute. She has been up there screaming for 10 minutes non-stop".

Matthew Scully-Hicks complained about mealtimes and bedtimes © Other Matthew Scully-Hicks complained about mealtimes and bedtimes

In another, he said: "Elsie has had two nights of being satan before bed which ain't fun... she pretty much looks like the exorcist to be fair."

Matthew Scully-Hick's husband, Craig, told the court the couple's home was filled with nothing but love and affection.

He said that had he suspected anything was wrong, he would have intervened.

However, the jury found Matthew Scully-Hicks guilty of murdering his adopted daughter.

He will be sentenced in due course.

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