Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Baby killer case delay

AN appeal by a former marine fighting to overturn his conviction for shaking a baby to death has been delayed again.

Colin Scholey was jailed for six years in July 2011 after he was found guilty of causing fatal injuries to four-month-old Thomas Preece while looking after him at a house in Sedgewell Road, Sonning Common, in June 2009.

Scholey, 29, of Blounts Court Road, Sonning Common, is appealing against his conviction but is unlikely to have his case heard for at least another two months by which time he will have been freed on licence.

His barrister, Michael Turner QC, told the Appeal Court on Wednesday that a medical expert had failed to produce an important report on time.

Scholey’s case is believed to rely on new research said to impact on the way “shaken baby” cases are analysed.

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