Father given 7-year sentence for killing baby sons

A father of two baby boys has been sentenced at the high court
in Edinburgh to seven years in prison for their culpable

Ian Metcalfe was convicted last month of killing Kyle, aged 11
weeks, in 1988 and Dylan, aged five months, in 1996, but sentencing
was delayed until now. He was also found guilty of assaulting and
asphyxiating a third child in 1989 who cannot be named for legal

Dumfries and Galloway social work department admitted mistakes
were made in the way the case was handled.

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