Hospital CCTV: Horrifying moment paedophile gives kiss of life to toddler he murdered
This is the horrifying moment a monstrous paedophile was caught on camera trying to 'save' the toddler he murdered.
Barry McCarney can be seen trying to bring his girlfriend's dying 15-month-old daughter back to life after he inflicted appalling sadistic injuries on her.
He had abused her so badly that she died – yet the images appear to show a man desperately trying to save a little girl by giving her the kiss of life.
The shocking footage was captured in Erne Hospital, in Northern Ireland and used in evidence in court to convict McCarney of killing little Millie Martin.
The judge at Dungannon Crown Court branded the 33-year-old's crimes despicable and described the December 2009 murder as 'almost beyond understanding'.
McCarney, from County Tyrone, met Millie's mother Rachael Martin just three months before the little girl's death.
He quickly eased his way into the family home in Enniskillen which allowed him access to Millie.
During a 10-week trial, the court heard how he had physically and sexually abused the toddler until she was left with a number of fatal injuries, including the head wound that killed her.
A pathologist found that Millie had suffered 21 cracked ribs, seven of which were old, while the rest had happened in the 10 days before her death.
Multiple bruises were also found on the youngster's body along with a clearly visible oval shaped bump on her forehead.
During the post-mortem examination, the pathologist found injuries to her abdomen caused by punching or prodding which would also have been fatal. Millie had also been sexually assaulted. The prosecution described the attacks on her as vile and sadistic.
McCarney was found guilty of murder, sexual assault and causing grievous bodily harm. He will be sentenced in the New Year. Millie's mum sobbed as she was cleared of allowing her daughter's death through willful neglect.
Neil Anderson, head of the NSPCC, said Millie will be remembered as the victim of 'one of the most horrific cases of child abuse Northern Ireland has ever seen'.
He added: "It is vitally important that everyone who has a role in working with and caring for children is aware of the signs of abuse. It is also essential that having recognised the signs of abuse that appropriate and timely action is taken."