West Lothian dad jailed for killing baby who cried

12 June 2018, 16:40

Traherne Wiliams

A father who killed his three-month-old daughter when she would not stop crying has been jailed for six-and-a-half years.

 Traherne Williams shook Sophia Williams and threw her onto a couch while she was crying on May 30 2016, police said.

The infant suffered serious brain injuries in the incident in Broxburn, West Lothian.

Paramedics attended and she was taken to St John's Hospital where she died days later on June 5.

Williams, 23, pleaded guilty to culpable homicide at the High Court in Glasgow on May 4.

He was sentenced to six years and six months at the same court on Tuesday, Police Scotland said.

Detective Chief Inspector Rory Hamilton said: "The injuries inflicted upon Sophia Williams by her father left her with significant brain damage from which she could not recover.

"Traherne Williams was in charge of his daughter's care and well-being and his despicable actions robbed her of her future.

"I would like to thank Sophia's extended family for their support and co-operation and it is my sincere hope that the sentence handed to Williams offers them some form of closure so that they may begin to move on with their lives."