LATEST: Millie killer should be 'arrested and punished' said McCarney
Published: 24 Oct 2012 17:04
Barry McCarney, who is 33 and from Woodview Crescent, Trillick, denies not only murdering Millie, but also sexually and physically abusing her, while the toddler's 27-year-old mother, Rachael Martin, from Main Street, Kesh, denies wilfully neglecting and allowing the death of her daughter.
During a police interview McCarney told the police: "All I can tell youse is the truth about what happened and I have been over it and over it and over it and over it again with youse and I have told you nothing but the truth."
He said he was there "to help" and that: "I want the person who did this arrested.
"They should be punished for it," he stated.
Later he repeated that he "wanted to find out who done this to Millie, I want to find out", but that he had not "accidentally" caused any injury to the infant whilst in his arms when being driven to the Erne Hospital.
The court also heard that as police continually pressed him and detailed Millie's injuries, McCarney maintained that he was "sick and disgusted when you read out stuff like that there".
During further interviews McCarney told police that when he found the child in her cot the "only thing that was going through my head was, keep her alive, keep .......keep alive .....get her to the hospital".
McCarney said that was all he did for Millie and that he "did my best for that child".
He also maintained that he had never noticed any bruising on the child, although he was not "saying they were not there.... I didn't check for them".
Later he added that because he had neither bathed nor changed Millie's nappy "I never saw those bruises, I know nothing about those bruises"
McCarney claimed that when he first started dating Rachael he was "completely mad about Millie, mad about her, I played with her .....done loads of stuff with her".
He also told police that he often spoilt the child behind her mother's back as Rachael would "get upset" at him spoiling Millie.
"I spoilt her now and then, more than anybody else would," McCarney claimed, before adding: "before I came she wasn't allowed sweets or, biscuits, or nothing like that".
McCarney, who agreed with detectives that he was "a wee but softer" with Millie, said that he would "give her a lot of that type of stuff ......I'd be giving her lots of biscuits, crisps, chocolate, stuff like that".
The trial continues.
Get more stories from our Roundup section
5 Dec 2013 09:30 • Meadhbh Monahan
BT has confirmed that three major BT fibre cables near Omagh were damaged, which caused broadband blackouts across the Enniskillen and Omagh areas. Engineers worked through the night to fix the problem.
4 Dec 2013 15:53
.A number of vans have been burgled and damaged in Enniskillen in the past week.
4 Dec 2013 13:11
A 21-year-old woman convicted of stealing from a charity during a shoplifting spree in Enniskillen has walked free from Fermanagh Court.
4 Dec 2013 11:01
A 32-year-old Asda sales assistant accelerated to 100mph to get away from the police car that was following him, Fermanagh Court has heard.
4 Dec 2013 09:30
A 28-year-old pedlar who tried to sell a pair of boots for £10 has been fined £950 after the trailer he was towing broke free and crashed into a pedestrian crossing.
3 Dec 2013 17:07
Two dogs were stolen from a house at Lisblake, Florencecourt, at the weekend. The brown and white six-year-old St. Bernard and one-year-old black labrador were taken between 11pm on Friday and 7am on Saturday.
3 Dec 2013 16:19
The Higher Bridges Gallery, Enniskillen, will host the 6th annual Christmas art exhibition, ‘1FT SQ’, opening next week.
3 Dec 2013 15:00 • Lily Dane
An increase in the prevalence of diabetes is being experienced in the Western Trust area - where a diabetes project in its southern sector has been nationally recognised at a prestigious awards event.
3 Dec 2013 14:32
A 36-year-old factory worker and his 37-year-old wife have been fined £750 after he offered to drive her car because she was feeling unwell.
3 Dec 2013 12:30
The Western Trust has commended its staff after the mid-year performance report was presented at its recent Trust Board meeting.
3 Dec 2013 11:30
The headmaster or Portora Royal School, Mr. Neill Morton, is one of three new members appointed to the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment.
3 Dec 2013 10:46
Police are hunting a flasher who indecently exposed himself on the Cornagrade Road in Enniskillen at 4.45pm last Wednesday, November 27.
3 Dec 2013 09:30 • Chris Donegan
Police launched their Christmas campaign against drinking and driving with a zero tolerance message of: “Not even one - because just one drink can kill.”
2 Dec 2013 19:30
Police investigating a vehicle fire at Tamlaght, Enniskillen, believe it may have been started deliberately.
2 Dec 2013 17:30 • Lily Dane
A Community Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols will once again prove a joyous event this Sunday evening, December 8, at neighbouring Enniskillen churches, St. Michael’s and St. Macartin’s.
2 Dec 2013 15:30
Pete McGrath has named a 40-man provisional squad for the forthcoming season with Roslea’s forward Seamie Quigley returning to the fold.
2 Dec 2013 15:30
A number of trees at Spring Grove Forest on the Clough Road near Rosslea have been illegally felled for fire wood.
2 Dec 2013 14:30
Fermanagh County Museum has received a landmark work of the complete oil paintings of William Scott (1913-1989) to mark his centenary.
2 Dec 2013 13:04
Fermangh is the only county in Northern Ireland yet to put itself on the map by submitting an entry for a prestigious innovation competition.
2 Dec 2013 10:30 • Chris Donegan
A volunteer with the Salvation Army has had his mountain bike stolen.