PAMatthew Scully-Hicks was sentenced to life
Matthew Scully-Hicks, 31, was jailed for life with a minimum of 18 years for the murder of Elsie.
He sat emotionless as the judge read out his sentence.
Sentencing the defendant, Mrs Justice Nicola Davies said: "Elsie was aged just 18 months old when you killed her. A young, vulnerable and defenceless child.
"She had been entrusted to the care of yourself and father Craig Scully-Hicks, her adoptive fathers.Related articles
"Shorty before 6.19pm on May 25, 2016, you inflicted injuries of such severity upon Elsie as to cause her immediate collapse and her death on May 29, 2016.”
The 31-year-old inflicted a catalogue of injuries - including bruises, a broken leg and a fall down a full flight of stairs - on Elsie in the eight months he had care of her.
She died four days after being violently shaken and sustaining a fractured skull just two weeks after being