2 year old girl, murdered by the killer she called her ‘daddy.

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A man has admitted in court to murdering his partner’s two-year-old daughter, who called him “daddy”.

Adam Jackson, 27, was sentenced at Teesside Crown Court to life imprisonment. He will serve a minimum period of 15 years and 166 consecutive days. This is in recognition that he had been held for 383 days. TeessideLive reports.

Grace Thorpe was fatally injured on November 10th, and he was arrested for her murder.

Grace’s mother, Alice, had separated from her daughter’s father shortly after she was born in June 2018.

Jackson began a relationship in November 2019 with her, and they moved in together in New Marske in North Yorkshire during the pandemic.



Adam Jackson was sentenced to life in prison
Adam Jackson was sentenced for life in prison

Alice was on her way to work the morning of November 10th. Jackson’s phone records showed that they had argued, as he wanted to use the car that was low in fuel.

Jackson called her about 90 minutes later to inform her that Jackson had found the baby. “popped her lip and bruised her face”After falling out of her highchair.

He claimed he was “f****** sick of this. If it’s not that b****** dog it’s something else”.

Jackson called Grace’s ambulance over 30 minutes following the phone call. Jackson stated that Grace had fallen from her highchair due to a defective strap. She also said that Grace was making a snoring sound.

The emergency services arrived quickly and found Grace lying on the sofa – limp, floppy, extremely cold and wearing only a nappy.



The emergency services arrived quickly and found Grace lying on the sofa – limp, floppy and extremely cold
The emergency services arrived quickly and found Grace lying on the sofa – limp, floppy and extremely cold

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They removed the blood from her mouth.

When asked why he hadn’t called for an ambulance immediately, Jackson said that Grace had fallen from her highchair while he was upstairs in the loo, 20 minutes before.

The paramedics saw that Grace’s left leg was broken and there were old and new bruises on her body and proceeded to call the police.

Grace was taken by police to James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough. Grace was then flown via air ambulance to the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle.

Doctors believed her brain injuries and abdominal injuries were severe enough that she wouldn’t survive. She eventually died on November 12th.



The paramedics saw that Grace’s left leg was broken and there were old and new bruises on her body
The paramedics saw that Grace’s left leg was broken and there were old and new bruises on her body

Police had to resort to spraying Jackson to subdue his rage and arrest him “violently”Grace fell from her highchair months ago, and she was arrested for the murder of her husband on November 13.

Dr Bolton, a Home Office pathologist found that Grace had sustained multiple head injuries from severe blunt force trauma to the head. This had led to a fatal brain injury.

The pathologist’s report concluded that Grace had been punched or kicked or forced against an unyielding surface.

He also reported on the fact that four additional were available. “blunt force”Her head was injured.

Grace also coughed blood while sitting in her highchair, with the tray still in place.



Tributes outside Grace's home in New Marske, North Yorkshire
Tributes outside Grace’s home in New Marske North Yorkshire

The pathologist’s report said: “Each injury would have caused her immediate pain. Her head injury would have rendered her unwell or caused loss of consciousness.”

Although Jackson admitted to the toddler’s murder, he did not accept causing any injuries to Grace prior to that date.

Judge Crowson said the following when he handed out the sentence for life: “Grace was a happy, healthy child. She was two years and five months when you killed her.

“You were there to take care of her in her own home. Although you were not Grace’s father, her mother trusted you.

“The injuries inflicted on Grace on November 10 last year, caused immediate and obvious pain. She called you, ‘daddy’. Grace’s death has had a very significant impact on her family.”