Netizen 24 GBR: Father accused of murdering baby daughter a fortnight after adopting her

By On October 09, 2017

Father accused of murdering baby daughter a fortnight after adopting her

A fitness instructor who gave up his job to look after his adopted daughter, murdered her while his husband was at work, a court has heard.

Matthew Scully-Hicks, 31, killed 18-month-old Elsie, in May 2016, just two weeks after formally adopting her with husband Craig Scully-Hicks, Cardiff Crown Court was told.

Elsie had moved in with the couple at their south Wales home in September 2015, but within days Mr Scully-Hicks, a part time fitness instructor, began sending messages to friends indicating he was struggling to cope.

In one message police found on his iPad, he even described the infant as "Satan dressed up in a baby grow", the jury heard.

Source: Google News

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