Father, 31, is found guilty of murdering his 39-day-old son by violently ...

Father, 31, is found guilty of murdering his 39-day-old son by violently ...
Father, 31, is found guilty of murdering his 39-day-old son by violently ...

A father has been found guilty of murdering his 39-day-old baby by violently shaking him to the point of fracturing his ribs 74 times.   

James Dean Clark, 31, shook his son Sean to death on January 14, 2018. The baby was found unresponsive in his cot.  

Medical experts concluded Sean had sustained a total of 74 fractures to his ribs along with two serious head injuries.

A jury heard the injuries were consistent with Sean being shaken violently shortly before his death.

Clark denied being responsible for the death but was convicted by a jury following a trial at Bristol Crown Court.

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James Dean Clark (pictured), 31, shook his son Sean to death on January 14, 2018. The baby was found unresponsive in his cot

James Dean Clark (pictured), 31, shook his son Sean to death on January 14, 2018. The baby was found unresponsive in his cot

Sean's mother, Helen Jeremy, 27, of Kingswood, South Gloucestershire, was acquitted of causing or allowing his death.

Clark, of Warmley, South Gloucestershire, will be sentenced on September 24.

Superintendent James Riccio, the Senior Investigating Officer, said: 'James Clark is responsible for the most repulsive and hideous of crimes - the murder of a defenceless child.

'All of my team have been truly shocked at the lack of remorse shown by him throughout this investigation and subsequent trial which has taken more than three and a half years to conclude.

'The evidence showed quite clearly Sean was subjected to multiple assaults which had been committed on a number of separate occasions and we fought hard to secure the charges and compile the evidence to put in front of a court.

'As his father, he should have protected him not inflict pain and suffering on him.'  

Clark denied being responsible for the death but was convicted by a jury following a trial at Bristol Crown Court (pictured)

Clark denied being responsible for the death

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