Sean Sadler Wiki – Murder Of Lilly Hanrahan
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A babysitter was convicted of killing a ‘normal, happy’ child after shaking and beating the teenager, causing fatal brain damage and fracture of his bones.
West Midlands Police were convicted of the murder of 32-year-old Sean Sadler, Lilly Hanrahan, by Birmingham Crown Court jury on Wednesday.
Lilly was 21 months old when she was hospitalized with a catastrophic head injury and broken six ribs.Although surgeons fought to save her at her home in Birmingham in November 2017, Lilly’s life support was withdrawn three days later. Her grandmother, Lesley Hanrahan, took care of Lilly for four months after she was born in February 2016.
Speaking after Sadler’s conviction, the 70-year-old recounted how his grandson ‘loved to dance’ and recalled how young people ‘heard music and left’.
Talking about the impact of Lilly’s death, she added: ‘I have another grandchild, you know. And when you looked at him, you’d think it was Lilly, and it’s killing me. ‘
Police said the toddler’s mother was unable to take care of Lilly when she was born, so the interim agreement with her grandfather continued until Lilly was found appropriate care by a legal guardian.
After Ms. Hanrahan was placed with the parent, she could still see her granddaughter and the teenager was said to be in good shape.
But in the spring of 2017, Lilly’s protector began an affair with Sadler, a regular visitor to the home, and was usually staying overnight.
Veli began noticing the bruises on Lilly, photographed them from September of that year, and even alerted the child’s nursery to be able to watch the boy.
Lilly was under Sadler’s sole custody when she suffered a fatal crash on the afternoon of November 19, 2017. Sadler, who denied the murder, claimed that Lilly slept on the sofa after watching television, but later called an ambulance when she was unable to do so. wake him up.
But hospital doctors uncovered their lies when they discovered a series of wounds, including bruising on the scalp under his hair, bleeding behind his eyes – similar to concussion – and scars on his thighs.
An autopsy examination found that she suffered a fatal head injury and had broken six ribs, possibly because she was shaking violently and being thrown onto a soft surface like an armpit arm.
Sadler also had a total of 40 injuries, 20 of which were on the head and neck, after further analysis revealed a series of new and healing wounds on the teen’s body.
Police said the injuries were ‘consistent with grip and excessive force or slapping’.
This included evidence of bleeding in three broken vertebrae and lungs that could be dated two to three weeks before the fatal injury.
After the verdict, Detective Sergeant Al Darby, from the police’s homicide unit, said: ‘The death of a child is the most tragic of events, and in these circumstances it is shocking and incomprehensible.
It took three years to bring Sadler to justice, and I thank the medical professionals for their diligence and determination to examine the evidence and put it before the jury.
“I hope today’s decision brings some comfort to Lilly’s family – my thoughts go with them.”
Sadler from Northfield, Birmingham will be jailed on Friday.