Father sentenced to 12-month imprisonment after pet mauls newborn

Friday 08 2017 2 weeks ago 12   London    Print

Report  Web Desk : LONDON: Father of a three-week-old newborn was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Friday for chugging down eight cans of beer and sleeping through son’s fatal mauling by a pet dog. British Ryan Young slept through the horrifying incident in June 2015 and the bereaved mother Maria Blacklin had found 20 days old baby barely alive after she returned to home to her sleeping husband. “I would not say I was drunk, more tired,” the father said before the court ruled today in New Castle. A taxi driver came forth during the trial who contested that he was asked to deliver eight more cans to the couple’s Sunderland residence that night. Blacklin who had arrived back to the house at around 04:00am to witness the ‘Gothic horror’, as described by the judge in the ruling today said, “Nothing he can do can turn back the clock and bring back his own child.” 02