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Thamesmead father found not guilty of killing 10-week-old baby

PUBLISHED: 17:03 19 November 2018 | UPDATED: 17:03 19 November 2018

A Bexley man who was a suspect in the murder of Stephen Lawrence has gone on trial accused of being one of the ringleaders of a conspiracy to supply huge quantities of cannabis resin. Picture: PA

A Bexley man who was a suspect in the murder of Stephen Lawrence has gone on trial accused of being one of the ringleaders of a conspiracy to supply huge quantities of cannabis resin. Picture: PA

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A father has been found not guilty of killing his 10-week-old baby.

Darren Turner, 32, from Thamesmead, Bexley, was accused of shaking Mya-May, causing a fatal head injury in November 2016.

Blood tests later showed he had amphetamines, cocaine, morphine and cannabis in his system, jurors were told.

It was claimed Mr Turner assaulted his daughter while her mother was out.

After taking the child to hospital, Mr Turner told medical staff that he had fed Mya-May and put her into a bouncy chair where she fell asleep.

Later on, he noticed she was not breathing and was unresponsive, he had said.

Mr Turner, who also has a child by another woman, denied manslaughter and child cruelty.

Following a trial at the Old Bailey, he was cleared of all charges.

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