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Alfie Sullock baby death: 'Justice not done' with sentence

A man who killed his girlfriend's six-week-old baby by battering him with a shoe and plastic bottle has been jailed for nine years.

Michael Pearce, 33, was looking after Alfie Sullock, from Cardiff, for two hours while the baby's mother had her first night out following his birth.

Magistrate's son Pearce, of Nelson, Caerphilly county, was cleared of murder but convicted of manslaughter.

The judge at Newport Crown Court asked if jealousy had played a part.

Father-of-one Pearce denied murder and manslaughter, but was convicted of the lesser charge after nearly 36 hours of deliberation.

Alfie's grandfather Clive Sullock said the family was disappointed with the nine-year sentence but they accepted the conviction was a "result".

  • 30 Jul 2014
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