Dad CRAIG JAMIESON found guilty...AGAIN. We've posted on this father before.
Father who murdered baby sentenced for second time
Craig Jamieson was jailed for 15 years for killing his four-month-old daughter Abbie in 2008.
14 February 2012 14:56 GMT
A father who has twice been found guilty of murdering his four-month-old baby daughter has been jailed for more than 15 years.
Craig Jamieson, 32, was sentenced to 15 years and a month in prison after being found guilty of fatally injuring daughter Abbie at his then home in Glasgow.
Jamieson, of Knightswood, Glasgow, was charged with inflicting blunt force trauma to her head and body leaving the girl so severely injured she died at Yorkhill Hospital on February 8, 2008.
In April 2010 Jamieson was sentenced to life imprisonment for Abbie's murder following his conviction after trial, with a minimum period of 16 years.
A year later his conviction was overturned by the Appeal Court on the grounds that the trial judge had misdirected the jury in the case.
He was then found guilty at a second trial at the High Court in Glasgow which ended earlier in February.
Sentencing Jamieson, Judge Lord Matthews said that the length of the sentence reflected the original length minus the 11 months he has already spent behind bars.
Under Court of Appeal guidelines, the judge was prevented from handing down a longer sentence than the original.
During the second trial Abbie's mother Nichola Haddock said she met Jamieson at a Glasgow bar in 2004 after moving to the city from Belfast to start a university degree in social work.
The mother told the court how she raced home to their home in Dumbarton Road in Scotstoun from university to help her sick child.
She said: "I got into the flat and went straight into the living room. I called Abbie to say that I was home. Her chair was pointed towards the TV. She was quite pale and her eyes were staring into space.
"When I lifted her, her whole body went back. I screamed and fell to the floor on my knees. Craig called an ambulance. I was still holding her at that stage."
John Dunn, area procurator fiscal for Glasgow and Strathclyde, said: "Craig Jamieson's conviction for the brutal murder of his infant daughter Abbie demonstrates the commitment of the Crown to ensure that those who are guilty of murder and other serious offences against children will not escape justice."