Sentence review flagged after man jailed over 4yo's manslaughter walks free laughing

Share
Sentence review flagged after man jailed over 4yo's manslaughter walks free laughing

Matthew Scown was convicted of manslaughter, after not providing him the medical attention he needed, and on Wednesday, he was sentenced to four years' jail for his crime.

She said offenders are "laughing" after a series of cases in which child killers have had charges reduced, including a man who tortured his infant daughter to death.

Tyrell Cobb's mum Heidi Strbak also faces charges over his death in 2009.

"There's not a day goes by that he (Scown) doesn't think of Tyrell", Mr Allen said.

'Absolutely unacceptable and I think everybody is feeling it today'.

'The public was rightly disturbed by the response of Mr Matthew Scown as he left court yesterday after sentencing, ' she told Parliament.

However there's been universal outrage over the case, with children's safety advocates calling for him to be put behind bars.

"Rather the Palaszczuk government has recognised an ongoing concern in the community that needs to be explored", she said.

"When the death of a child occurs, we are all heartbroken, but when these deaths occur at the hands of another person, we all want to ensure that the community's expectations are being met in the justice system".

In sentencing Justice Martin Burns said Tyrell would have been "in extreme pain" and "very, very ill".

Four-year-old Tyrell Cobb died on the Gold Coast in May 2009, after suffering stomach injuries and internal bleeding that had been caused by blunt-force trauma.

'You ought to have acted, ' Justice Burns said.

Scown tried resuscitating the child but when paramedics arrived they found Tyrell cold, clammy, non-responsive and without a heartbeat. "So if you know it's happening and you haven't done anything to stop it, you're as guilty as the perpetrator", Hetty Johnson from Bravehearts said. He called Triple 0 only after Tyrell had begun vomiting bile.

"You contacted Tyrell's father to persuade Tyrell's mother to get Tyrell medical treatment", Justice Burns told Scown.

He had initially been charged with murder but pleaded guilty to lesser charge ahead of sentencing.

Mr McCarthy said the mother, instead, went with her brother to get cigarettes, leaving Scown to care for Tyrell.

'Your failure to obtain medical assistance for him renders you criminally negligent for his death'.

"The horror of all of this is that the injuries Tyrell sustained were treatable and that he would have survived if he received treatment when he first became symptomatic", Justice Burns told the one-time Gladstone-based worker.

The court also heard Scown offered "considerable co-operation", and had already spent 987 days in prison.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Johanna Konta to miss WTA Championships
Garcia joins Simona Halep, Garbiñe Muguruza, Karolina Pliskova, Elina Svitolina, Venus Williams , Caroline Wozniacki and Jelena Ostapenko in the field.

Eight birdie Cameron Smith upstages quality field at CIMB Classic
If Justin Thomas is going to win his third straight CIMB Classic , he's got some work to do. Smith scored eight birdies to become the solo overnight leader.

Top Resources for NAHQ CPHQ Exam
This is why it is highly crucial that you go through the exam content outline or exam objectives before you start your study. You don’t need to buy these guides; having one of them is enough to give you all you need to prepare for your test.

Facebook hopes to get 1bn people into VR
The new VR device is developed to be more compact, more powerful graphics, along with cameras that will use inside-out tracking. The Oculus Go is being pitched as an entry-level independent device, priced at just $199.

Want to trade efficiently? Check out: The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS)
Ativo Capital Management Llc increased Sap Se Sp Adr (NYSE:SAP) stake by 8,578 shares to 165,011 valued at $17.27M in 2017Q2. It improved, as 68 investors sold SBUX shares while 409 reduced holdings. 69 funds opened positions while 121 raised stakes.

Why Gambling Is Better than Sports Betting
Additionally, they can use these versions to practice various strategies to see which one will earn them the best winning chances. These versions give the gambler a chance to sift through the games to find the best one that resonates with their style.

Israeli spies 'watched Russian agents breach Kaspersky software'
Kaspersky has said it was neither involved in nor aware of the situation and denies collusion with authorities. Eugene Kaspersky, a businessman and former Russian Defense Ministry official, founded Kaspersky Lab in 1997.

Newell Rubbermaid Inc (NYSE:NWL) Institutional Investors Sentiment Unchanged in Q2 2017
It turned negative, as 57 investors sold NWL shares while 227 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 196 raised stakes. Burke William A III sold $878,518 worth of stock. 5,353 shares valued at $280,979 were sold by CLARKE THOMAS E on Tuesday, May 9.

Duterte: PDEA exclusively to conduct anti-drug ops
In January, he also suspended police from the war on drugs, calling them corrupt, but reinstated them again shortly afterwards. That suspension came after a South Korean businessman was kidnapped and killed by anti-drug police.

Justice is served as new Judge Dredd figure preorders are now open
Despite the hefty price tag of $799.99, there is a 15% discount available for customers who pay in full or opt into a payment plan.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.