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A cruel drug-addicted dad dubbed a 'monster' and 'ticking time bomb' has been found guilty of murdering his four-month-old baby son.
Carlisle Crown Court heard Reece Kelly, 31, was left in sole charge of Dallas Kelly after his partner, Georgia Wright — the boy's mother — left their terraced home in Workington, Cumbria, and went to work just before 9am on 15th October, 2021.
At 12.22pm, Kelly called 999 and paramedics were on scene within minutes. They found Dallas clothed only in a nappy, lying on his back on the living room floor, and initially performed basic first aid in an ambulance.
Dallas was in cardiac arrest, pale, blue, floppy and not breathing properly. He was taken to hospital in Whitehaven and transported to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary where he tragically died on the evening of 19th October.
For many months, Kelly claimed he was not to blame for his baby's death and was even called a 'hero' by unsuspecting Wright having attempted CPR.
Reece Kelly, 31, (pictured) was left in sole charge of Dallas Kelly and shook his son to death
Georgia Wright — the boy's mother — (pictured) left their terraced home in Workington, Cumbria, and went to work just before 9am on 15th October, 2021
He admitted manslaughter on the first day of his trial but remained firm in his plea of not guilty to murder.
During two weeks of evidence in front of a jury, harrowing details of Dallas' catastrophic injuries emerged.
A pathologist concluded the cause of Dallas's death was a traumatic head injury.
Tests in the aftermath also showed, the court heard, that Dallas had suffered five rib fractures in the time period covering the alleged intentional shaking.
There were eye and spinal injuries, a brain bleed and fingertip type bruises behind Dallas's chest.
But medical experts concluded that Dallas' devastating injuries were non-accidental with the likely cause being 'forcible shaking'