March 2008 - May 2008
Find A Grave Memorial
Craig Goddard said
that his son would not settle down when he
tried to get him to go to sleep. After
drinking and smoking
Cannabis that day before he shook his son,
squeezed him so hard that he broke his
ribs and then threw him down the
stairs, Alfie was only 11 weeks old. Once
again, no pictures of the baby, only the
father and mother.
A relative of this little Angel had called
Social Services about Craig and stated that to
live with him was like living with a loaded
gun, Craig, apparently, had a bad temper and
had been receiving anger management
counseling. Craig and Alfie's mother, Lindsay
Harris, who was 19 years old, met two years
before the death of this little boy. Lindsay
lied to authorities and said that her son had
fallen down the stairs, I would have to ask
how an 11 week old baby "falls" down the
stairs without the help of someone else.
Lindsay said she was holding him and that she
had fallen down the stairs. Changing her story
Lindsay then said that she found Alfie at the
bottom of the stairs after Craig had taken him
upstairs. Craig claimed that he blacked out
and dropped Alfie. Post mortem examination
showed that Alfie died from severe head
injuries due to being shaken.
The day he died, Alfie's mother did not call
for help until an hour after Craig, who had
smoked Cannabis and is said to have drank
three or four cans of Lager and then violently
caused the death of Alfie. Craig was said to
have no criminal record, though he was a
violent man who had attacked Lindsay and he
has received Psychiatric help in the past for
help to control his temper.
Obviously that help didn't work and Lindsay
had no business being with a man and exposing
her child to a man who was violent, did drugs
and drank. Lindsay should have been held
responsible the same way Craig was, of course
that wouldn't happen. After being interviewed
six times, Craig admitted to killing Alfie:
him too hard and shook him too much. I think
I was a bit stroppy.
I dropped him in anger from
Dempster, Lindsay's lawyer said:
didn't see this coming, but perhaps more
neither did Lindsay Harris"
wonder how these lawyers sleep at
night or if they
REALLY believe the BS lies
their clients tell.
Mr. Justice Beaston, sentenced Craig Goddard
to life, only that of course meant that he
wouldn't be in prison until the day he died.
Craig would be eligible for parole in only 11
years. Oddly and sadly that's only one year
for each week of Alfie's life. Lindsay was
sentenced to only 12 months in prison for
lying and SHOCKINGLY
that sentence was suspended and she would have
to do 150 hours of community service.
The judge said the case was tragic:
wouldn't settle and you became upset. You
shook him, rocking him from side
to side and grabbed and squeezed him too
hard, hard enough to fracture three ribs.
Then in a moment of anger, you dropped him
from five feet. You accept, as does Miss
Harris, that what happened was the
responsibility of those who were present
Gergald Tubb, a reporter who had been in court
heard Craig Goddard had problems with his
temper which he has been seeing
help for. He had
been given counseling. He had a Cannabis
addiction. He had snapped.
He told police he had been
in a bad mood all day. He had been
drinking and had taken
some Cannabis. Little Alfie had
stomach ache and had been curling his fee
would not settle after his evening meal.
him upstairs. He said he snapped.
He squeezed him, shook him and dropped him
about five feet
to the floor. He sustained
such serious injuries that he could not be
resuscitated. He went to the
declared him dead, but he started
breathing again. He was taken to the
in Sheffield but after two and a half
days, the life support machine was switched
there have been seven children who have
died, though they could have been helped
with a more
intervention from Social Services, in
just this one area of England. That is
seven too many children.
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