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Baby Alexis Matheson murder: Mark Simpson fails in case review bid

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Image caption Alexis Matheson died in 2007

A man convicted of murdering a six-week-old baby in Aberdeen has failed to have the case reviewed.

Mark Simpson was jailed for a minimum of 20 years for killing his then-girlfriend's daughter Alexis Matheson by assaulting her in 2007.

Simpson had lived with the baby's mother, Ilona Sheach.

He applied to the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) to look into his case, but it has been refused.

Simpson was found guilty in 2010 of the murder of baby Alexis, by shaking her to death.

A major review into the case concluded in 2012 that her death was not predictable.

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