THE grandfather of tragic tot Ava Ray branded her killer dad a “b******” because the thug was lastly dropped at justice.
Richard Scott, 64, blasted Joseph Ray, 32, for protecting up the assault on his helpless child daughter for eight years.
The brute, who violently shook the two-month-old to loss of life, confronted a homicide rap for the November 2012 tragedy.
However prosecutors at this time accepted his responsible plea to the diminished cost of culpable murder on the Excessive Courtroom in Glasgow.
Richard — dad to Ava’s mum Lauren, 27 — stated: “That’s been eight years and all that point he says he did nothing. He’s a b******.
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“He hasn’t proven any regret in any respect nevertheless it’s torn us all aside. When Ava died we thought there was one thing humorous however couldn’t show it.
“He got here to the funeral so we began to suppose he hadn’t executed something however we have been nonetheless suspicious in a method.
“He was at all times phoning us to inform us to return and get the bairn and he couldn’t cope.”
The courtroom heard binman Ray was caring for first-born Ava after Lauren went to work at a bar at 6.30pm.
However round 4 hours later, the dad raced to a neighbour claiming he had discovered his daughter “chilly to the contact”.
Prosecutor Ashley Edwards QC stated a paramedic referred to as to the pad in Prestonpans, East Lothian, found Ava “in cardiac arrest, white in color, limp and unresponsive”.
She was rushed to Edinburgh’s Sick Children’ hospital however died the next morning.
Assessments revealed her mind had been starved of oxygen and her loss of life was initially handled as “unascertained”.
Ray informed cops he put Ava to sleep in her Moses basket and located her lifeless when he went to provide her a feed.
He was freed with out cost in October 2013.
However the courtroom heard that various specialists consulted between 2014 and 2018 dominated the tot died from a head damage “attributable to trauma”.
Ray, who first appeared in courtroom final March, lastly admitted killing Ava at this time.
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The thug had no convictions in 2012 however has since been nailed twice for assaulting Lauren.
He was remanded for sentence subsequent month.
Det Insp David Pinkney stated he hoped the household has “closure”.
He advertded: “Ava ought to have been most secure within the care of her father. As a substitute he inflicted accidents that she would by no means get well from.”
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