In a heartbreaking case, a man has been found guilty of murdering his three-month-old old daughter. He has been jailed for 13 years in connection with the crime.

The 33-year-old man's baby, Ivi Miley, passed away last year on July 23. Her brain was bleeding and she suffered 53 rib fractures when she was taken to a hospital. At Chester Crown Court, the baby's father, Anthony Miley, was recently declared guilty of her manslaughter.

On the other hand, the child's mother, Stephanie Shore, was found not guilty of murder. According to Cheshire Police, the court heard that Anthony went to feed the baby after she had woken up on July 22, 2020, reported BBC.

The father narrated that he went off to sleep for an unknown amount of time then he woke up and tried to feed Ivi. The infant took little bit of milk before she turned "floppy," claimed Anthony. He then went to Shore for help. The mother said that she had heard her baby crying, but not in a way that made her worry about it. So she went back to sleep. Later, when she found Ivi unresponsive, she called 999.

After paramedics looked into the matter, the child was taken to a hospital. When doctors checked, it was found that the baby had sustained bleeding on both sides of her brain. She was transferred to another hospital, but she died the following day. When tests were done, doctors found a fracture to the back of her head. Her brain was seriously injured. X-rays revealed old and new fractures to her ribs.

According to police, the parents could not explain how the child suffered the injuries. “This is a tragic case involving a defenseless baby who had been subject to a catalogue of horrendous injuries in her short life which must have been lived predominantly in pain," said detective Inspector Kate Tomlinson.

She said that the child's father continues to deny having any knowledge of how the baby got the injuries. He has also shown no remorse, which she thinks is just unforgivable, according to Chester Standard. Tomlinson believes the case has been a difficult one for those involved in it. She thanked the officers who helped in providing justice to Ivi.

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