london - A British man certainly disappears 18 years behind the bars due to the death of his adoptive child. According to the BBC, the eighteen month old girl had a skull fracture, broken leg and bruises.
The judge sentenced the 31-year adoption father to life. He may qualify for early release after 18 years. Matthew Scully-Hicks has always denied that he had taken his adoption child, but the judge did not join.
Baby Elsie died in 2016 in a hospital in Cardiff. Doctors had concluded that they could not be saved and stopped trying to keep her alive. Research showed that the child was probably shaken together, but she had also suffered a lot of injuries.
The case led to criticism of the authorities. For example, Scully-Hicks had formally adopted the girl only two weeks before her death. It is unclear how he could go through the screening procedure. Also, in 2015, medical staff did not alarm about Elsie's injuries. 'A missed opportunity', according to the judge.