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Boy dies four years after dad shook him so hard he developed cerebral palsyA boy has died four years after his dad shook him so hard he was left with permanent brain damage. Richard Lovell had been jailed for 30 months after son R-Jay then just three months old, suffered a bleed to the brain when he was shaken backwards and forwards due to his crying interrupting his father watching TV. The youngster subsequently developed a series of impairments including cerebral palsy and died aged only fou

r after being struck down with pneumonia. An inquest into his death heard how medical experts suspected R-Jays youngsters injury contributed to his death but could not prove a link. Richard Lovell shoook his baby son so hard he left him with a brain bleed (Image: Cavendish Press (Manchester) Ltd) Read MoreRelated ArticlesSteven Gerrard and Jamie Carraghers teen daughters Lily and Mia show off party glam His cause of death was instead put down to respiratory synctial virus (RSV) pneumonia following

shaken impact syndrome or non-accidental head injury. Details emerged at an inquest in Chester into R-Jays death which Lovell, now 31, refused to attend despite being invited to give evidence. It is is believed he served half his sentence before going free. The tragedy occurred on February 6, 2012, after Lovell a chef, had been in charge of the youngster while the boys mother Leanne Bullock went ou

t to visit her grandmother. When Miss Bullock left the family home in Blacon, Chester at around 10am, R-Jay seemed content as his father watched TV. But Lovell suddenly lost control and violent shook his son leaving him with bleeds to the brain and extensive haemorrhages in

both eyes. Little R-Jay Bullock was severely disabled by the shaking injuries (Image: Leanne Bullock/ Cavendish Press) Read MoreRelated ArticlesMum who found comfort in food after son and fiance died has slender new look He later took the unresponsive child to hospital but initially claimed to have accidentally dropped his son. He later told police he panicked after he had shaken the child to

stop him from crying. Shortly after the incident he called Miss Bullock, in a hysterical state then sent her a text saying: I am sorry. I did not mean to hurt our son. R-Ja

y who was also left with a fractured forearm, suffered severe visual impairment, was unable to talk and suffered daily seizures, requiring him to have 24-hour care for the rest of his life. Lovell, who has children from a previous relationship, later pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm and was jailed in 2013. The hearing was told the youngsters condition deteriorated in January 2016 after he began repeatedly coughing. R-Jay Bullocks grieving mother Leanne (Image: Leanne Bullock/ Cavendish Press) Read MoreRelated ArticlesToddler badly burnt after pot of boiling water falls on him at festival It was initially thought he had a bacterial infection but doctors at Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool found he had a RSV Pneumonia. He died on January 18, 2016, after his family agreed to end treatment. In a statement, Miss Bullock, said: When R-Jay was shaken, he was quite poorly. But, then he did go through a period when he was absolutely fine. He had a great life with us, but then he went downhill and started with this coughing. It was a shock to us all, we were expecting him to come home. Dr Ravi Jayaram said: When R-Jay came in in January 2016, he was looking very unwell, which appeared to be a bacterial infection on his lungs. He was at a higher risk of getting more severe diseases due to the fact that he had an underlying neuro-muscular disability. Alder Hey in Liverpool is one of the UKs largest childrens hospitals (Image: Getty Images) Read MoreRelated ArticlesAlfie Evans dad proudly shows off new baby Thomas pitch-side at Everton match There was fluid between the lungs and chest wall. The treatment was to drain the fluid out, and, as he was having difficulty breathing. I would say that it was likely that his neuro-muscular problem made it worse and I feel like its more likely that his underlying neuro-muscular disability made him more likely to have this problem than somebody without his condition. But, children without these issues have died from RSV pneumonia as well, so I cant say for sure. I do feel that the background of R-Jay, in terms of lack of mobility, seizures and obstructive breathing, are factors that would lead him to develop diseases more so than a child that didnt have those issues. I cant say 100 per cent whether this contributed to his death - but subjectively, I think it did. I think it is generally accepted amongst paediatricians and neurologists that children with problems like R-Jays are more likely to have respiratory infections and die from those respiratory infections. Dr Rajeev Shukla, a consultant histopathologist said: The disability decreases your lung functions, but the neuro-muscular disease did not cause the lung infection - it could have just contributed to it. We sometimes see a healthy child get an infection like this and die. Pathologist Christopher Johnson said: The key question here is the potential relationship between R-Jays injuries and his death. Alder Hey Childrens Hospital in Liverpool (file image) (Image: Daily Mirror) Read MoreRelated ArticlesDad begs NHS to give nine-year-old triple-amputee daughter bionic hero arm I am aware of all the history and what went on in the intensive care unit. The principal finding was this RSV virus. Its a common infection in children and some of those children die from it. Once he got the infection, because of his long

standing disability, he was more likely to die from it. But, there are children without those problems who die from it too. Recording a verdict of death by natural causes, Cheshire coroner Claire Welch said: If the experts said they were sure that his brain injury contributed to his death, I would have to decide whether the conclusion was one of unlawful killing, and I would have to adjourn these proceedings and refer this case to the CPS for them to decide if there was to be further prosecution. But all experts said whilst it was more likely than not, none of them were sure. What

you all, as a family, must have gone through since those events in 2012, I cannot bear to imagi

ne. When I think of what R-Jay must have gone through and

what he suffered, my heart breaks for him. Miss Bullock did not comment after the inquest. (Image: Leanne Bullock/ Cavendish Press) Read MoreRelated ArticlesMum dies after being beaten by another hospital patient because she was snoring But in a local paper interview in 2013 she said she was struggling to forgive Lovell for the damage he inflicted on their son. She said: He always had a temper but I would never have put two and two together, but then who would imagine that. In court Lovell claimed he snapped because of exhaustion due to working long hours as a chef. But Judge Elgan Edwards told him: What you did was evil and wrong... You ruined that boys life, he will never be the same, he will have to be looked after for the rest of his life. The damages you inflicted are appalling and people should know the consequences of shaking a baby or child. Read MoreTop news stories from Mirror OnlineBrits stuck in China due to coronavirus14C mid-winter heatwaveTwi

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