Thursday, 5 November 2015

Killing v Murder

Image result for the killing

The Scotsman carried a disturbing article the other day about a man, Ian Ruddock, who has been found guilty of killing his own five-week-old daughter, Olivia, but not of murder.

No wonder Nathan Matthews, the man accused of murdering his step-sister Becky Watts, is trying to exploit a similar argument in respect of his own trial because instead of a life sentence Ian Ruddock has been sentenced to only 12 years in jail, for killing a defenceless child and inflicting serious injuries on another



http://www.scotsman.com/news/clarkston-father-jailed-for-killing-his-baby-daughter-1-3904666#axzz3q3UQYCya

Financial adviser jailed for killing baby daughter

Ian Ruddock arrives at court for trial. He was sentenced yesterday. Picture: Lesley Donald

By WILMA RILEY

A financial adviser who killed his baby daughter and then tried to murder a baby boy two years later has been jailed for 12 years.