A KILLER dad got a sick tattoo tribute to the seven-week-old son he shook to death with the “force of a car accident”.
Abel-Jax Mailey suffered bleeding and swelling on the brain after he was found unresponsive at home in Burnley, Lancashire.
4Oliver Mailey got a tattoo tribute to the son he killedCredit: Cavendish4Abel-Jax Mailey suffered catastrophic injuriesCredit: CavendishHis evil dad Oliver Mailey, 26, shook the baby on at least two occasions before he died.
The brute, who has been jailed for life for murder, got a chilling inking in honour of his son after killing him.
The tattoo on Mailey’s neck features Avel-Jax’s name above a green heart with angel wings.
His date of birth, which was just came just seven weeks before he was murdered, is also included on the tribute.
It is surrounded by black lines and has a butterfly and tiny hand print.
Mailey shared an image of the tattoo on his Facebook, writing: “Love you spud”.
The dad was this week jailed for life with a minimum term of 16 years after being convicted of murder.
Preston Crown Court heard how sick Mailey “lied to save his own skin” after Abel-Jax collapsed and even tried pinning the baby’s death on partner Mollie Gorton.
He had called Mollie on November 27, 2021, while she was at work to say the baby had “gone weird”.
Mailey then turned the phone’s camera to Abel-Jax, who was limp on his dad’s lap.
Ms Gorton screamed at Mailey to call for an ambulance, with the brute later claiming their son had gone floppy after a feed.
The baby was rushed to hospital in a critical condition but sadly couldn’t be saved and died three days later.
A post mortem found he died from catastrophic head injuries.
The tot had also suffered fractured ribs, which had been broken in the weeks before he died.
Mailey and Abel-Jax’s mum were arrested on suspicion of assault and later on suspicion of murder.
But medics found the baby’s injuries could only have happened while he was in Mailey’s care and Ms Gorton was released with no further action.
Sentencing, Mr Justice Cotter said: “The evidence before this court showed Mollie to be a loving and devoted mother.
“Your actions caused her to lose her beloved son.
“Her family was blown to pieces. She left home to go to work and returned to what would be a living nightmare for any mother.
“She had to plan her baby’s funeral alone while under suspicion of murder.”
Mailey, who admitted manslaughter but denied murder, must serve at least 16 years in prison before applying for parole.
4The baby collapsed at home in November 2021 and died three days laterCredit: MEN Media4Mailey has now been jailed for lifeCredit: Lancashire Constabulary
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