Ben Butler at The Old Bailey Friday 13th May 2016
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Ben Butler denies murdering six-year-old daughter

A man accused of beating his six-year-old daughter to death in a fit of rage, has told a court how he believes he is the subject of an unfair trial for a second time.

Ben Butler, 36, was jailed in 2007 for cruelty and assaulting his daughter Ellie when she was a few weeks old, but his conviction was overturned.

He is now on trial at the Old Bailey accused of murdering her five years later.

Social affairs correspondent Alison Holt reports.

  • 13 May 2016