Devon

Matthew Wickens admits son's manslaughter in Devon

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section Devon

A Devon father has admitted the manslaughter of his five-week-old who died after suffering a head injury.

Matthew Wickens, 24, had denied murder but admitted the manslaughter of Rilee Gardener, a plea accepted by the prosecution at Exeter Crown Court.

Rilee was found dead in the Winner Street area of Paignton on 25 November 2012.

Wickens, of Waltham Road, Newton Abbot, was remanded in custody until sentencing.

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