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A father who violently shook his six-month-old son and inflicted catastrophic head injuries has been found guilty of his murder.

Mihai-Catalin Gulie, 28, was arrested by police after he attacked his son Robert Ion in a fit of anger at his home in Widnes, Cheshire, on February 21 this year. .

The six-month-old baby, who was diagnosed with Down syndrome at birth and suffered a variety of medical complications, was rushed to the hospital but was tragically pronounced dead just three days later.wikipedia

The baby’s mother, Gabriela Ion, 35, had previously tried to cover the baby’s bruises, and the injuries, including broken ribs, with toothpaste, a court heard.


She admitted to doing so, but said she did not foresee the fatal attack and blamed her husband for the murder.

Today, Gulie was convicted of the murder of his son after a three-week trial in Liverpool Crown Court.

Robert’s mother, Gabriela Ion, was found guilty of causing or allowing his death.


Nicholas Johnson QC, for the indictment, told the jury that three days before Robert’s death, he had suffered catastrophic injuries at the hands of Gulie, who was alone in the house while Ion and his two-year-old daughter had gone to a place near. corner store.

The jury was told that on the day of the fatal assault, Robert’s father was enraged and shook his son hard, probably hitting his head as well.

The force used was enough to cause extensive internal bleeding and an overstretching of vulnerable structures within Robert’s brain and spinal cord, quickly leading to a heart attack, from which he never recovered.

Johnson said: “It is not entirely clear why Robert’s father did it, but it was not the first time that he had been violent towards his son.


Robert was born with Down syndrome and had other medical requirements, such as feeding him through a tube into his stomach. His need for medical treatment at the hospital had caused her considerable trouble and debt.

Whatever the cause, subsequent investigations showed that, about 10 days before being fatally attacked, Robert had suffered two fractured ribs and a hemorrhage in the brain, which are classic signs of a previous violent tremor.

And this was an earlier assault that Robert’s mother was not only aware of, but instead of telling family and friends who lived nearby or the doctors or police about the obvious risk of serious injury to him, she covered the Robert bruised with toothpaste and kept what was happening a secret, until it was too late.


“As a result of the last fatal attack on February 18, Robert suffered a classic ‘triad’ of injuries associated with non-accidental head injuries, what used to be called shaken baby syndrome.”

The court heard how Robert had spent the first months of his life in the hospital and had only returned home to live with his parents and his two-year-old sister just before Christmas last year.

On February 18, 2021, Ion had left the family home at 11.25 a.m. to go to the store before returning a few minutes later.

When he returned home, he saw Gulie with the baby and he said that Robert did not seem well.

They put water on his face to try to revive him and beat him on the back.

Gulie, a Romanian citizen, called a family friend to call an ambulance as he does not speak English.

However, when paramedics arrived, they found Robert on the couch with no sign of life.

After six minutes of CPR, doctors were able to transfer Robert to the ambulance before taking him to the hospital, where they placed him in an induced coma to stabilize him.

On evaluation, it was revealed that Robert was in critical condition and had suffered a skull fracture and irreversible non-survivable brain injury.

Other evidence found that Robert had also suffered additional injuries, including fractured ribs and a brain injury, believed to date back to approximately February 7.

Despite the best efforts of medical staff, Robert passed away three days later, on February 21, prompting a murder investigation.

In an interview with the police, Gulie stated that he loved Robert and would never hurt him.

She also denied causing any harm to Robert and claimed that she treated him like a “gem”.

She told officers how he had spent £ 4,000 in taxi fares to and from hospitals in the first few months of his life.

But the police examination of Ion’s phone uncovered how he had been looking to remove the bruises.

Detective Inspector Nigel Parr, who was in charge of the investigation, said: “This has been an extremely difficult and emotional case for everyone involved.

‘Robert’s death was gruesome. He had already struggled during the first months of his life with various health problems only to suffer more and the people who should have taken more care of him cruelly take his life.

“What Gulie and Ion did is unimaginable and now they face the consequences of their actions behind bars.

“I hope the verdict reached today somehow helps Robert’s wider family find some kind of closure after an incredibly difficult experience.”

Following the verdict, Robert’s wider family said in a statement: ‘The past few months have been incredibly difficult to lose Robert so suddenly without knowing the reasons.

“ We are all very shocked and we have not yet recovered from this shock, especially now that we have found out what Robert went through.


“ Robert was a beautiful, happy and content baby who was cruelly taken from us in the place where he should have been safe and secure.

“We are a close family and while it will take some time to process what happened, we are comforted by the support we have received from the local community and the police since Robert’s death.

‘From the bottom of our hearts we hope that Robert can finally rest in peace’

Gulie and Ion will be sentenced in the same court on November 26.

Mihai-Catalin Gulie Quick and Facts

  • Mihai-Catalin Gulie violently shook his son Robert Ion at home on February 21 
  • Sixth-month-old taken to hospital but was pronounced dead three days later  
  • Today Gulie, 28, was convicted of the murder of his child after a three-week trial
  •  Robert’s mother Gabriela Ion, 35, found guilty of causing or allowing his death

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