October 2008 - November 1, 2008
A Grave Memorial
Sellman, who was 24 years old, had a history of neglecting children and
there had been children taken out of his care due to concerns over that
that information was not passed on to anyone who could have saved the
life of his 25 day old daughter with
Pamela Burdge. A report said that if information had been passed on,
the baby might still be alive.
Apparently, a crying baby makes it hard to play video games so when his
daughter started to cry and that interrupted his computer time,
Christopher slammed her down on the changing table so hard that is
caused heart failure and bleeding to her little brain. Tiffany turned
no one was able to save her. A judge said in court that though
Christopher meant no harm to his daughter, he treated her roughly and
Tiffany, was left in your care for the fist time when was only one
Within an hour, she was
effectively dead. It seems you were playing a computer game and
were annoyed when she cried. You
picked her up and slammed her down on to a padded
changing matt with a view to change her nappy"
It was revealed that Christopher's name was flagged with warnings about
his neglect of the children which were removed from his custody and
that he had a conviction for assault.
Family members had reported to child protective agencies that
Christopher's girlfriend was going to
have a baby, though the information was never passed on to the right
people so it was never registered or acted
Sarah Forshaw, QC, told the court that Christopher had suffered a
momentary lapse in care which occurred in an instant and that he has
been treated badly including being
assaulted twice in prison:
"Nothing will bring
back Tiffany in this tragic case. If Mr Sellman could, he would"
Apparently, Christopher had given at least five different versions of
what happened to Tiffany that day:
"I'm pleased the courts
found Sellman guilty for the death of a defenseless child. He has never
been able to provide a
consistent account of what happened to Tiffany. Pamela's life has been
turned upside down and
to this day she continues to struggle with her terrible loss"
David Chewter - Detective Chief Inspector
Christopher Sellman was sentenced to ONLY
five years for killing his daughter. Sickening since
it shouldn't make a difference if you MEANT
to kill a baby or not, it should only matter that you DID!
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Death Occurred in England