HE NOW RESIDES IN TRURO, CAN ALL PARENTS, ESPECIALLY YOUNG VULNERABLE MOTHERS, PLEASE BE VIGILANT.
Not a usual case for us as this does not involve sexual abuse, but for all parents out there or for parents to be, this sad and tragic story of Rilee's death is incredibly important to share...
Custodial Sentence - 6 Years and 5 months ONLY for killing his own 5 week old helpless, vulnerable baby!
Matthew violently shook his 5 week old baby, Rilee, before throwing him into his cot, causing Rilee severe head trauma and injuries that he later tried to cover up with a hat. He did not seek support or call 999. No attempt was made to raise the alarm after his attack towards him. In fact, he lied for quite some time about the events of the evening to which the mother was under suspicion. Eventually, Matthew did own up and admit to his crimes against Rilee.
Sadly, Rilee's mother found him lifeless and cold. A tragic event that we only have complete condolences for the mother and their close relatives.
Having a newborn baby is very tough on all new parents, but no matter how difficult a new parent is finding parenting, it is never excusable to take out your frustrations on a helpless newborn. It is a duty of all new parents to seek immediate medical support if you're experiencing any kind of stress or post-natal depression.
It is my opinion that this sentence of 6 years is not good enough when Matthew took Rilee's life away from him. I will always remain a firm believer in a life for a life.
The honesty in Wicken's admission demonstrates complete selfishness:
Wickens later told a psychologist how he felt the birth of his son had robbed him of his freedom. He said:”Wickens said he felt like his life was over and he was a father all the time while his mates were off doing different things and experiencing stuff. He felt his career had gone and Gemma would not let him join the army.”
He felt 'his life was over!' well...it certainly was for Rilee and that's why I do not agree with his lenient sentencing.
It is a very serious wide spread issue for parents who simply do not feel ready to be parents. There is no excuse for his actions but perhaps our NHS should be offering more vigilant support and counselling to all new parents of a young age in life, both mothers and fathers especially when a parent is displaying these signs. I simply hear too many stories of domestic abuse when a parent feels trapped and in this situation, Rilee sadly was the victim.
Prevention saves lives which is exactly what we stand for and why we will be here for many years to come. For too long our country has had a 'react only after a tragedy' approach. This is not good enough!
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