Teenage father admits shaking his 23-day-old daughter to death

A teenage father who shook his 23-day-old baby to death has pleaded guilty to killing her.

Thomas Haining, who was 19 at the time of the crime, had been charged with murdering his newborn daughter Mikayla but prosecutors accepted his guilty plea to the lesser charge of culpable homicide.

The High Court in Edinburgh heard how Haining inflicted “catastrophic and unsurvivable” brain injuries on his daughter, leaving her in a coma with a fractured skull and several broken ribs.

The killer had stayed up on the night of June 7 2017 to…
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