Dad guilty of baby murder

Richard Barnes
Richard Barnes

A FATHER has been found guilty of murdering his eight-week-old baby daughter by crushing her skull.

Richard Barnes, 27, of Crowther Street, Castleford, was convicted by a jury at Leeds Crown Court this morning (Thursday September 20).

He either crushed or stamped on the head of baby Grace Mya Barnes at the family home on November 19 last year.

Barnes is due to be sentenced at 2pm. Check the website for further updates.