A man has been found guilty of killing his ex fiancée's baby in Co Wexford seven years ago.

Philip Doyle, 34, of Tinakilly, Aughrim, Co Wicklow, will be sentenced for the manslaughter of three-and-a-half month old Ross Murphy in July 2005.

As Leona Murphy is expecting her third child on 10 June, sentencing has been adjourned until 2 July.

Philip Doyle was remanded in custody until then.

Doyle began going out with Leona Murphy when she was seven-and-a-half months pregnant with her son Ross.

On the evening of 3 April 2005, Ms Murphy left the home they shared in Gorey, Co Wexford, to get a DVD.

She got a telephone call from Doyle telling her to come back as Ross was sick. When she came back, Doyle was trying to resuscitate the child. He was taken to hospital but died two days later from head trauma.

Doyle originally claimed Ms Murphy was in the house with him when Ross began shaking his head from side to side and got sick. He later told gardaí that he had fallen on a wooden floor while holding the baby.

The court heard evidence from State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy, who said the trauma suffered by Ross Murphy highly suggested he had been shaken.

She said there was widespread bruising on his head and body. Dr Cassidy said the injuries were not representative of a single trauma.

The charge of murder was reduced to manslaughter after a ruling by the judge that there was not enough evidence to allow the jury to find beyond reasonable doubt that Doyle had intended to kill or cause serious injury to the baby.

The jury of six men and five women took just over three hours to unanimously find Doyle guilty of manslaughter.

Leona Murphy and her family hugged each other and cried as the verdict was announced.

In a statement outside court, Ross Murphy's aunt Adele Murphy said there were no winners in court today.

She said the family still walked away without their little baby boy. But she added that it was still good to finally get justice for him.

She said they loved and would always miss Ross and it was heartbreaking that he was not here with them, and she said it was even more heartbreaking now that they know the injuries he received.

Ms Murphy said they were a strong family unit and would try to find their way back to some sort of normality.

She said they found peace knowing that Ross was now resting peacefully in the arms of God and the angels. And she said they would like to thank everyone for their support for the past seven years.