Derby baby killing: Father of James-Lee Riley Pick jailed

James-Lee Riley Pick
Image caption James-Lee Riley Pick was taken to hospital with head injuries.

A father who admitted the manslaughter of his seven-month-old son has been jailed.

Nathan Pick, of Waterford Drive, Derby, was originally charged with murdering of James-Lee Riley Pick but this week pleaded guilty to the lesser charge.

James-Lee suffered an extensive brain injury on 8 May last year after he was left in the care of Pick, 37.

At Nottingham Crown Court on Friday Pick was sentenced to seven years for causing the boy's death.

The court heard that on 8 May last year he was left with his son for 10 minutes at their Chaddesden home but "lashed out" hitting the baby on the head with the back of his hand.

His son died later at Nottingham's QMC Hospital.

Mr Justice Julian Flaux said Pick could not be described as a bad or violent man but this had been a "senseless act of violence".

He added: "This was a tragic case caused by a moment of anger making you snap out of stress and frustration."

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