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Nine years in jail for man who killed four-month-old son – The Age

A man who drunkenly inflicted fatal injuries on his baby son while his partner was at the movies, then lied about what happened, has been jailed for nine years.

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Ambulance paramedics found Flynn unresponsive and doctors later diagnosed head and brain injuries and bleeding on the spinal cord and found bruises on his scalp and lower body. Flynn died four days later.
Staples, 35, was jailed for nine years on Thursday, to serve seven years before he is eligible for parole.
He pleaded guilty to child homicide, a charge similar to manslaughter that applies to young children, although Staples claimed for weeks that Flynn must have been injured in a fall from …

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