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Police Scotland officers respond after Inverness man admits culpable homicide of his baby daughter

By Staff Reporter

Police Scotland.
Police Scotland.

POLICE hope that the punishment handed to a child killer will offer "some form of closure" for the girl's extended family.

Officers were speaking after Inverness man Thomas Haining admitted killing his three-week-old daughter Mikayla in 2017. She died in Raigmore Hospital on June 8 that year because of injuries she sustained earlier in the day.

Haining (21) pleaded guilty to culpable homicide at the High Court in Glasgow today (Wednesday) and will be sentenced next month.

Following the guilty plea, Detective Inspector Brian Geddes said: “Haining took the life of his daughter, a beautiful baby girl, in the most horrendous of circumstances.

"At just days old, Mikayla should have been safest in the arms of her father - instead he inflicted injuries so severe that she would never recover.

“I would like to thank Mikayla’s extended family for their support throughout our investigation and I sincerely hope that the punishment handed to Haining offers them some form of closure so that they can begin to move on with their lives."

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