Dad who killed eight-week-old baby daughter and mum who let it happen jailed

Two parents of a little girl who died in their home were jailed for the tragedy.

Sussex dead Holly Roe was just eight weeks old when she died in September 2018.

Michael, her father, said “lie for lie” and tried to blame the baby’s mother for the death.

A trial found that Holly, who was born two months prematurely, died on her father’s hands after “violent tremors, traumatic impact, or both”.

Mother Tiffany Tate was found guilty of admitting her death to the Hove Crown Court.

Holly died after paramedics found her with no heart activity and died hours after medics visited the scene and found her.

Twisted Roe, 33, of Alderbrook Close, Crowborough, was jailed for a life sentence of at least 19 years.

The 555 days he was in custody count towards the minimum term. Tate, 22, was sentenced to two years and nine months in prison.

When Judge Roe Roe sentenced, he told Hove Crown Court on Friday March 19, “When you get frustrated you lose your temper and kick out, unfortunately whipping has been fatal for Baby Holly.”

In his remarks, he added, “You clearly had a trust relationship with Holly – the highest possible like your father – that you abused.”

He told the court how Roe and Tate “blamed each other” after their child died.

“Your efforts to blame Michael Roe and Tiffany Tate began before Holly died.”


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