Killer dad ‘could have controlled his temper’

A father who killed his daughter by hurling her into a cot when she was a baby ‘could have controlled his temper but did not,’ a court heard. Dean Smith, 45, was previously jailed for throwing little Maisie Newell ‘four to five feet’ across the room on 26 August 2000. The baby suffered a fractured skull and brain damage after the brutal assault, which prosecutors claim Smith launched in a ‘fit of temper’ at his daughter’s crying. Maisie was left…

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