three month old baby had his face held
against a gas flame and it was no accident. Paul O'Neil was so jealous
the attention a
three month baby needed from his mother, that he took it out on the the
three month old. Paul held
face up to a gas flame and then four days later shook him and hit him
so hard in the head that it caused his skull to fracture. Where was
Aaron's mother all this time? Jodie Taylor saw that her son had been
and did NOTHING to help him.
would reveal that Aaron had 37 injuries and marks to his body and that
he had suffered numerous non accidental burns, bruises and broken bones
during his short, 92 days of life. It was reported that Health Visitors
had tried to check on Aaron, however, Paul would not allow them to see
does ONE man stop an agency
from seeing ONE child? This
agency failed Aaron
by not getting legal help to
force Paul to allow
them to see and check on him. How could a mother look at her son, know
he was in pain and that he
abused and do NOTHING to stop
it or help him? Well, of course it was because she was also being
claimed to be trapped in a relationship with Paul who dominated her.
Jodie said she had been afraid
to report what
he had done.
O'Neil, who was 33
years old at the
time, was convicted of the murder and abuse of his son. Paul was given
a sentence of life,
which I think by now we all know doesn't REALLY mean life. The recommendation
was that he spend at least 22
in prison before any parole would be considered. Paul was also
sentenced to 14 years
GBH and five years
for cruelty, those sentences to run concurrently to the life sentence.
Judge David Hodson said that Paul had
abused his position as a father:
"Your brutal and
callous behavior without it seems a scrap of compassion or a morsel of
remorse, culminating in your
squeezing him without excessive force and breaking some
battering him to death. Aaron was
entitle to expect that as his son, you
would care and attend for him.
Instead, you murdered him"
Judge Hodson also
sent Jodie Taylor, who
was 21 at the time, to prison for three and a half years after telling
her she failed as a mother for not getting Aaron the medical help he
needed when she knew he had been abused.
The social worker who had been assigned to Aaron's case was later fired
from her job because it was revealed
that she had not kept her appointments and at one point had even walked
away from the home ever after hearing
Aaron crying. Newcastle Primary Care Trust Cheifs fired Christine
Thompson for her part in the death of Aaron.
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