Father guilty of killing two-month-old son

Eden Robinson
Eden Robinson

A father has been found guilty of the manslaughter of his two-month-old son who died of a head injury.

Eden Robinson's body was found by paramedics lying on his side in the bedroom of his father Easton Robinson's flat on November 8 2014.

Robinson, 38, of Wasnidge Walk, St Ann's, Nottingham, was cleared of murdering the boy following a trial at the city's crown court but convicted of manslaughter on Thursday.

Police said their investigations revealed the fatal assault was part of a wider pattern of abuse, with Eden suffering a number of broken bones in the weeks before his death, which the prosecution said were deliberately inflicted by Easton Robinson.

Speaking after the case, Detective Chief Inspector Hayley Williams, of the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, said: "The death of a child at such a young age is always a tragedy, particularly so when it is at the hands of a parent.

"Easton Robinson refused from the outset to take responsibility for his actions but the medical evidence showed beyond doubt that his actions had led directly to his son's death."

Robinson will be sentenced on Friday.