Monday 10 December 2018

Man who threw baby out second-storey window jailed for life

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Sean Ziemelis has been jailed for life after almost killing a baby
Photo: Bedfordshire Police/PA Wire
Sean Ziemelis has been jailed for life after almost killing a baby Photo: Bedfordshire Police/PA Wire

Helen William

A man who threw a baby out of a window has been jailed for life.

Sean Ziemelis, 31, had tried to gouge out the baby's eyes and to strangle him before throwing him from a second-storey window on August 1 2017 at around 2am, Luton Crown Court heard.

Miraculously a member of the public managed to catch the baby by his legs as he fell and saved his life, Bedfordshire Police said.

Ziemelis, of Reginald Street in Luton, was sentenced for one count of attempted murder, two counts of actual bodily harm and one count of assault by beating. He was told he must serve a minimum of 12 years in prison.

Bedfordshire Police said Ziemelis had pleaded guilty to all charges and the baby cannot be identified.

After sentencing at Luton Crown Court on Thursday, Detective Constable Louise Granger said: "This is one of the most shocking incidents that I have seen in the whole of my career, and incredibly traumatic for all those involved.

"Ziemelis is clearly a very dangerous individual and I'm glad that he has received such a severe sentence which reflects his horrendous actions from that evening.

"It is only thanks to the actions of a member of the public that the baby is still alive today."

Bedfordshire Police said Ziemelis will be treated under the Mental Health Act at Brockfield House before returning to prison.

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