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repeatedly punched 20-month-old tot

Posted by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 11:19 PM
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Father rained punches on friend's baby boy 'because he was bitter that his daughter had Down's Syndrome'

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 4:04 PM on 20th August 2008


Stephen Carty, 39, who has been jailed for six months after he repeatedly punched a 20-month-old baby in his cot

Attack: Stephen Carty

A father attacked a baby while it slept in its cot - then claimed he did it because the boy's parents taunted him about his own daughter's ill health, a court has heard.

Stephen Carty repeatedly punched the 20-month-old tot in its bedroom because he bitter about his child suffers Down's Syndrome, it was claimed.

The youngster's parents had become concerned about him and set up a video  camera in his bedroom.

During a party at their house Carty, 39, was caught on camera landing heavy  blows on the baby in its cot.

The tot was later found covered in vomit and with bruising to its back.

Jailing Carty for six months, Judge Esmond Faulks told him: 'Everyone watching  that video would feel shock and be sickened by what happened.

'The child must have been extraordinarily shocked to be woken up by the extreme  pain sufficient to make it vomit. What happened is caught on video, a short  clip of which has been shown to this court.

'It shows you going into that child's room, leaning into the cot and then  punching a sleeping child in the back five times.'

The child's parents, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had arranged a  party at their Gateshead home in May this year.

During the evening Carty, of Wallsend, went upstairs saying he  needed the toilet but instead attacked the little boy.

Mark Donkin, prosecuting at Newcastle Crown Court, said: 'As a result of  concerns about the child the parents had set up a video camera in the child's room.

'During the course of the evening the child was put to bed in its cot. Around  10pm the defendant was seen to leave the party area and go to the toilet.

'He was followed by the child's father and he saw the defendant coming from the  direction of the child's bedroom.

'The father went to the child's room and could see the child had vomited and  was in a distressed state in the cot.

'When looking at the video later he saw the defendant come into the room and  then strike the child five times while it was sleeping in its cot and then left  the room quickly.'

After his arrest, Carty said his daughter had Down's Syndrome and other health problems and claimed members of the baby's family had been taunting him about  this.

In a statement read to the court yesterday, the baby's father said: 'My feelings towards  Stephen Carty are pure hatred for what he has done.

'He has carried out the most awful thing to my son and I can never forgive him." 

Chris Morrison, defending, said: 'He is very sorry for what he has done, his  remorse is palpable.

'During the course of the party several things were said to him, such as he  would be changing his daughter's nappy when she was 10 or 11.

'He has been carrying a great deal of personal difficulty over the illness of  his own daughter, who has had leukaemia and a heart and lung transplant as well  as Down's Syndrome.'



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1047383/Father-rained-punches-friends-baby-boy-bitter-daughter-Downs-syndrome.html#ixzz0qnGvXQJM

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mamamissy316
by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 11:24 PM

Wow.  I'd kill him.

Kristinmomof2
by Silver Member on Jun. 13, 2010 at 11:24 PM

 Just sick....poor little baby :(

serenesmama24
by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 11:25 PM

KILL the S.O.B..

LadyBug.Love
by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 11:26 PM

What a coward! I'd be in prison right now for killing that guy

sati769leigh
by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 11:26 PM

devili  cannot say what i would have done to him had i seen him abuse my child in this fashion. but suffice to say, he would be a missing persons case

krissy_gurl
by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 11:27 PM

OMG.. i feel like killing him

Daemons_mommy
by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 11:28 PM

 You know, I try to be Christ like and forgive but I would kill this guy if this was my son. You don't take your anger at an adult out on a child!

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Brianav
by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 11:28 PM


Quoting serenesmama24:

KILL the S.O.B..

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YesNoMaybe
by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 11:29 PM

This part just sounds weird............

Mark Donkin, prosecuting at Newcastle Crown Court, said: 'As a result of  concerns about the child the parents had set up a video camera in the child's room.

...........why did they have concerns?  Why have a party and put the child out of your site if you were worried?  Something just sounds off.

But yeah I'd kill the MF if I saw him punching my baby.

colins_mom
by Heather on Jun. 13, 2010 at 11:30 PM
I'd beat the fuck out of him. Hit my kid bitch I dare you. Because I won't need to have you arested because I'll snap your neck.

But on the other hand if what they said the other person said is true I would have taken a swing at the effer that said it.
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