Dudley father convicted of killing his baby daughter

A Dudley father has been convicted today of killing his baby daughter more than three years ago.

Philip Peace was caring for his daughter alone on the afternoon of 8 September 2017 when he reported to emergency services that she had become unresponsive.

Paramedics arrived at the property in Heath Green, and tried to resuscitate five-month-old Summer Peace. 

She was taken to hospital where specialists battled to save her, but sadly her life support was withdrawn the next day as it became clear nothing could be done. 

During a five week trial, medical experts told how they found evidence of injuries consistent with Summer having been shaken and then thrown against a semi-hard surface such as a sofa. Her injuries included fractured ribs, retinal bleeding and a catastrophic brain injury, so severe that it had been the cause of her immediate respiratory collapse that afternoon. 

After deliberating for three days the jury reached their verdict that 43-year-old Peace is guilty of murder. 

He will be sentenced tomorrow.

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