An Uber driver accused of shaking his eight-week-old son to death after changing the baby's nappy delayed him meeting his lover, has wept in court as he's cleared of murder.
Abdoul Boudabes, 39, allegedly attacked baby Tyrone Boudabes as his partner, Henrietta Beugre, took a shower at their flat in Plumstead, southeast London, on 16 September 2016.
Jurors heard Boudabes had earlier sent a text to his second girlfriend, Safi Totaud, saying 'Miss u bbz', to which she replied 'Me too love'.
He had told Ms Totaud he was on his way to see her as he drove Miss Beugre and Tyrone home to their bedsit in Macoma Road.
But Boudabes allegedly lost his temper after his son soiled himself and shook him with 'such force' that he suffered fatal brain damage.
Tyrone, who was later found lying naked on a changing mat at the end of the bed, died from his injuries in hospital days later.
A post-mortem revealed he had suffered a number of bleeds on the brain, trauma to his spine and retinal haemorrhages, the court heard.
Boudabes had claimed that he had accidentally dropped the baby and insisted injuries must have been caused by paramedics and doctors when they tried to revive Tyrone.
He said he thought the ambulance staff 'lacked experience' and told the court he felt injections administered to tiny Tyrone 'might have been too much for him'.
Boudabes denied murder and an alternative charge of manslaughter - and was acquitted by the jury of both charges.
He was discharged by the Common Serjeant of London, Judge Richard Marks, QC.
The Daily Mail confirmed that after being discharged, he could be seen weeping outside of the courtroom.