1. A man killed his girlfriend’s five-year-old son in a drug-fuelled crash, then he married her and posed on the boy’s grave.
— The Sun (@TheSun) April 12, 2017
Dean Collins, 23, was high on cocaine and holding a mobile phone to his ear when he drove head-on into another car on a Cardiff road in September 2015.
Five-year-old Joseph Smith, the “footie-mad” son of his girlfriend Laura Bright, was a passenger in Dean’s car and was not in a booster seat.
The little boy was six inches too short to have been travelling without a booster seat, and was killed when he broke his neck in the accident.
Months after Joseph was killed, Dean and Laura married, posing at the little boy’s grave in their wedding attire. The couple are now expecting a child together.
This week, The Sun reports, Collins has been sentenced to six years behind bars for his role in Joseph’s death. He was also given four sentences of three years to run concurrently, for each person injured in the accident.
In sentencing, the judge told Collins he had “never acknowledged any fault” for his role in the smash despite “overwhelming evidence it was entirely your fault”.
“The general manner of your driving was impatient and a general disregard for road safety”.
2. Daily Mail ordered to pay Melania Trump damages after article hinted at sordid past.
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) April 12, 2017