Thursday, 5 November 2015
Killing v Murder
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
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.