Killer dad threatened suicide

A warehouse worker accused of murdering his baby daughter sobbed and threatened to kill himself when police arrested him for the third time, a court heard. Dean Smith, 46, was locked up for three years after he hurled four-week-old Maisie Newell ‘four to five feet’ across the bedroom into her cot on 26 August 2000. The attack left Maisie with a fractured skull and brain injuries, and she was cared for by adoptive parents until she eventually died at home…

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