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Who is Paul Marsh ?
A man who killed his girlfriend’s three-year-old disabled daughter after she refused lunch has been jailed for 11 years.
Paul Marsh of Folkestone, Kent, inflicted catastrophic injuries on Jessica Dalgleish after she became angry and frustrated, according to a court.
He then tried to cover up the attack, claiming that she had fallen down the stairs.
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. .
How old is Paul Marsh ?
He is 27 year old.
‘Pain and suffering’
Jessica’s mother called Marsh an “animal” and a “monster” in her victim impact statement.
“I pray that the monster who took her suffers every day from her miserable life,” she said.
“I will never recover from losing my baby, Jessica was a light in the world.”
In sentencing Marsh, the Honorable Judge Cavanagh said: “The whole family regrets the life that Jessica will not have now and she suffers the trauma of knowing how she died.
“It is clear that the death of this adorable child has caused great pain and suffering to a great number of people.”
Marsh was sentenced to nine years in jail for manslaughter and two more years for child cruelty, consecutive.
After Marsh was incarcerated, Kent Police Detective Ch Insp Neil Kimber said
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.
“As soon as you attacked Jessica, you realized that something was seriously wrong, but your first thought was of yourself. Jessica was unconscious and stiff. You immediately decided to try to cover up what you had done.
“Tragically, the injuries you inflicted on Jessica were catastrophic and despite the admirably skillful and professional efforts of first responders and hospital staff, there was no hope from the beginning that Jessica would survive them.
“The whole family regrets the life that Jessica will not have now and she suffers the trauma of knowing how she fared.
“It is clear that the death of this adorable child has caused great pain and suffering to a great number of people.
“Jessica was a little girl, whose age and learning difficulties meant that she was extremely vulnerable. They also meant that she had to be, and deserved to be, cared for with patience and sympathy.
“You were the only adult in the house that day and Jessica was left in your care. To the extent that she did something that was challenging or annoying, it was obvious that it was not deliberate and it was not her fault.
“There can be no conceivable excuse for you to take your frustrations out on Jessica.”
Judge Cavanagh added that Jessica’s pre-existing injuries were caused by “rough handling in a fit of temper,” and described Marsh’s actions in delaying an ambulance call and making up a story as “cowardly.”