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AustraliaFather pleads guilty to torture and manslaughter of toddler Corby Akehurst

06:05  11 march  2019
06:05  11 march  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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Father pleads guilty to torture and manslaughter of toddler Corby Akehurst© ABC News The court heard Corby was subjected to Akehust's "persistent, torturous conduct".

A father who threw his toddler son "with everything I had" causing him to hit his head and die has pleaded guilty to torture and manslaughter.

Shane Purssell Akehurst was originally charged with murdering one-year-old Corby Mitchell Akehurst at Kin Kin in March 2015, but pleaded guilty to the lesser offence of manslaughter after it was downgraded in January.

He also pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court in Brisbane to torturing his son between November 13, 2014 and March 26, 2015.

The court heard Akehurst admitted throwing his son towards the bed — "probably with everything I had".

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Queensland father Shane Akehurst pleads guilty to manslaughter of toddler son Corby . The Kin Kin father also pleaded guilty to his torture , on dates between 13 November 2014 and 26 March 2015. Corby Akehurst was almost two years old when his father killed him by throwing him into a

The toddler then hit his head on the timber wall and started convulsing, the court was told.

Crown prosecutor Mark Green said Akehust made a triple-0 call on March 25, 2015, alerting authorities the 21-month-old was unresponsive.

The court heard the toddler was rushed to the intensive care unit, where staff noticed significant injuries on his small body.

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Shane Purssell Akehurst pleaded guilty in January to the manslaughter of little Corby Mitchell, who died in hospital in March, 2015. Akehurst also pleaded guilty to a torture charge stemming from a series of assaults on the toddler from November, 2014. Corby suffered critical injuries and was

Akehurst , a father of three, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the Brisbane Supreme Court in January. He also admitted a torture charge stemming Akehurst told investigators he felt Corby ’s ribs “pop” after he gave him “a really good squeeze”. The boy’s penis and scrotum were also bruised

He was declared brain dead and his life support was turned off two days later.

The court heard an autopsy confirmed Corby died after losing consciousness and going into cardiac arrest.

Mr Green said an MRI identified significant head trauma to the toddler, whose body, the court heard, was covered in 81 injuries of varying ages, including multiple fractures.

The court heard Akehurst admitted feeling resentment towards Corby and had "never bonded" with the boy.

Mr Green said Akehurst "intentionally inflicted pain and suffering" on his son over a four-month period, including "popping" Corby's ribs.

He said Corby's death was the "inevitable consequence" of Akehurst's "persistent, torturous conduct" and he should be sentenced to at least 12 years' prison.

Defence barrister Rob East said his client was once a hardworking family man but due to long stints away as a FIFO worker, felt he "never bonded" with Corby.

"How could that possibly explain [what he did]?" Justice Martin Burns said.

Mr East said Akehurst was "hopeless" at getting Corby to settle, which irritated his wife, as well as himself.

He said the family was under financial strain and as time went on Akehurst developed anger issues — which he took out on his young son.

"The family was destroyed the day he took his son's life," he said.

"He instructs not a day goes by that he doesn't think about his son and what he did to him."

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