Police have labelled a former soldier who was today jailed for causing the death of his baby daughter as a “very troubled man”.
Liam Culverhouse, aged 25, was jailed for six years at Northampton Crown Court this afternoon for causing the death of his 19-month-old daughter, Khloe.
Northamptonshire Police have also confirmed a serious case review is due to be published shortly into the tragedy.
The review will examine whether there were any failings prior to Khloe’s death. The Chronicle & Echo understands the review is likely to examine how much support Culverhouse was offered by the Ministry of Defence.
The former Lance Corporal, from Eastern Avenue North, Kingsthorpe, was shot six times, including once to the eye, in an attack while on service in Afghanistan.
He suffered post traumatic stress disorder and warned doctors that he feared he could harm his child after he returned home.
In a statement read after the sentencing, Detective Chief Inspector Steve Woliter said: “The death of any child is a tragedy, but this one more so because of the fact that the person responsible for looking after her failed her in the most profound way.
“During her short life, Khloe suffered a catalogue of injuries and spent several months of her life being cared for by the Rainbow Children’s Hospice as a result of the injuries.
“It is clear from the investigation and from the early guilty plea, that Liam Culverhouse was himself a very troubled man, and clearly unfit to look after a small baby.
“I hope that the prison sentence affords him the chance to reflect on his actions and be truly remorseful for failing to adequately care for his child.
“This has been a difficult investigation, and I would like to thank Khloe’s extended family for their support, the professional carers who did everything they could to make her short life more comfortable and the officers who worked on this case.”
“A serious case review has been carried out by the Local Safeguarding Children Board Northamptonshire and, now sentencing is complete, that will be published in due course.”