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A caretaker who killed his girlfriend’s disabled daughter after she refused to eat her ham sandwich lunch has been jailed for 11 years.
A court heard that Paul Marsh reacted ‘with anger and frustration’ to three-year-old Jessica Dalgleish as she tried to watch soccer results on Sky Sports.
After carrying the ‘extremely vulnerable’ young woman upstairs, he recklessly but forcefully threw her onto her bed, causing her to hit the back of her head against a hard surface.
But despite being trained in first aid, the 27-year-old not only took time to call an ambulance, but also removed the seriously injured Jessica’s pajamas and carried her to a couch.
The girl’s skull was fractured and she died three days later, on Christmas Eve 2019, from what was described as a “ catastrophic ” brain injury.
Marsh had only been living with Jessica and her mother for a few months when the fatal assault occurred.
Jessica Dalgleish Death
Marsh was convicted of child cruelty and manslaughter at an earlier hearing at Maidstone Crown Court.
Jessica died in the hospital on Christmas Eve in 2019.
The court heard that Marsh, a social worker, had thrown her very roughly and with considerable force, causing her head to hit a hard surface, which could have been the wooden bars of her cot, the floor, or the railing. .
Marsh had worked as a support aide in a home for adults with profound
After Marsh was incarcerated, Kent Police Detective Ch Insp Neil Kimber said: “This is a tragic case where a girl’s life has been stolen before it really started.”
“Marsh was reluctant to get medical care for Jessica the day she inflicted these injuries and has since tried to evade justice by changing her version and lying about what really happened that day.”
The court heard that Marsh had worked as a support aide in a home for adults with profound learning difficulties.
But jurors were told that instead of calling 999, Marsh immediately tried to cover up what he had done.
Marsh, who was trained in first aid, had also moved her when he knew he shouldn’t, to help her with her false story that Jessica had fallen down the stairs, the judge said.
After the hearing, a spokesperson for the Kent County Council said the circumstances surrounding Jessica’s death were the subject of a multidisciplinary review in January 2020 by the Kent Safeguarding Children Multiagency Partnership.
He said learning from the review had already been incorporated into professional training and an additional report was expected early next year.