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Cannabis Induced Psychosis
A 25-year-old father who repeatedly tried to smother his newborn son amid a cannabis-induced psychosis has been jailed for ten years.
The Dad was jailed on the 8th November for a 'cannabis-induced' baby murder attempt.
The Judge at Bradford Crown Court said the case was a clear example of "the potentially tragic consequences of cannabis abuse". The court heard the father used a duvet, a pillow and his own hand to try and smother the boy, who was just a few weeks old in front of the boy's mother and her young daughter.
When police were called to the family home the man said: "I've killed him, I'm sorry."
Following his arrest, psychiatrists concluded the man was suffering from a psychotic condition brought about by excessive cannabis consumption.
The Judge during sentencing, he said: "Although the intended result of your actions towards your son were not accomplished, it is implicit in your plea of guilty that it was your specific intention to kill him.
If any case demonstrates the dangers and potentially tragic consequences of cannabis abuse, such as you had taken part in for many years, this is such a case."
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