A U.K. man has been found guilty of abusing his 7-month-old son to death.
Kane Kennedy, 20, has admitted to grabbing his son, Oskar Jobey-Kennedy, by his testicles, pinching or twisting them, sticking his finger down his throat and eventually smothering him to death, Metro reported.
Paramedics had responded to a call on Oct. 1, 2015, and found Oskar unresponsive. He was rushed to Royal Lancaster Infirmary, where he was pronounced dead shortly after.
Post-mortem examination results indicated that the child suffered multiple non-accidental injuries and had a total of 13 marks on his face and neck. They also found bruising on the baby’s testicles.
The court heard that Kennedy and Oskar’s mother, Tia Jobey, 19, had been arguing about Kennedy’s cannabis use two months prior to the child’s death.
Jobey told authorities Kennedy would become “stressy” when he could not smoke, and that it made him “paranoid about everything.”
The court heard about Facebook messages exchanged between the couple, BBC reported. In one message, Jobey wrote: “I’m trying to make sure Oskar is happy and safe and while you are addicted to weed and violent and abusive he’s not safe at all.
This man murdered his young son by twisting his testicles, sticking his fingers down his throat, and smothering him. The only thing worse than what he did is why he did it. Do you support the death penalty in this particular case?