Daniel Sanzone jailed for the murder of his son

A 23-year-old father has today been sentenced  to serve a minimum of 15 years in prison,  after he was found guilty of the murder of his six-week-old son. 

Joshua Millinson was born on 11 October 2015 and on 24 October a call was made to the emergency services to attend a property in Pendeford, Wolverhampton as Joshua had stopped breathing.

Paramedics admitted the baby to New Cross Hospital and then to Birmingham Children’s Hospital where he was assessed as having extensive brain damage.

A month later, on 21 November, life support was withdrawn following a High Court ruling and Joshua passed away in his mother’s arms.

A post-mortem examination revealed that Joshua’s death was as a result of a head injury and specialist investigations revealed fractures.

The baby’s father, Daniel Sanzone, was arrested and was yesterday (2 November) found guilty at Birmingham Crown Court of murder and child cruelty.