Convicted toddler attacker awaits fate

June 5, 2017

The man convicted of inflicting ‘life-changing injuries’ on a Bessbrook toddler three years ago will learn his fate when his sentence is determined this Friday, 9th June.

Darren Eamonn Fagan (29) has already been told to expect a jail term after he admitted to a probation officer that he had punched the two year old girl to her head “as she would not stop crying” and he claimed he wanted peace to watch the X Factor on TV.

At his trial last month, Fagan pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm with intent while the prosecution asked that an attempted murder charge be “left on the books”.  The trial also heard how he has a previous conviction for assaulting the 20-month-old child of a former partner.