A man is calling for his killer father to never be released from prison after he was jailed for murdering his own daughter – when she fell pregnant with his baby.
Shane Brown, 27, said he’ll never forgive his “evil” dad Sean Brown, then 35, who killed his 14-year-old sister, Carry-Ann Brown.
The teen – who had a mental age of seven – had been removed from his care after authorities discovered she was pregnant, and a DNA test was ordered.
Shane said Sean lured Carry-Ann away from foster carers, before speeding down the M6, deliberately smashing through a fence and rolling down a steep embankment.
Brown had previously told his family that he and Carry-Ann wanted to die in a suicide pact, claims Shane.
Miraculously, Sean survived the crash and was talked down from a motorway bridge by officers who arrested him.
Carry-Ann suffered head injuries and died in hospital five days after the horror smash.
Brown pleaded guilty to murder and having unlawful sexual intercourse with his daughter at Preston Crown Court and jailed for life in 2004.
But Shane – now a dad-of-two himself – is fearful of his father’s release due in 2023 and thinks he should never be allowed out of prison.
Full time dad Shane, from Chorley, Lancashire, said: “I’ll never forgive my dad for what he did.
“He completely destroyed our family.
“He is an evil monster and should never see the light of day again.
“What he did to my sister is completely unforgivable.
“He took her life – so he should never get to live his on the outside world.”
Shane says his childhood was not a happy one and he spent his time treading on egg shells around his volatile father.
Shane said: “Dad was a very controlling person.
“He manipulated the whole family.
“Dad was a skinny guy, but he was knocking on for 6ft.
“He always wore black, always had stubble and had a bald head and tattooed arms.
“He was conniving and manipulative. You did as he said or you suffered the consequences.
“I spent my whole childhood living in fear of my dad.”
Shane, who had three brothers and a sister, said from the outset Carry-Ann received preferential treatment compared to the boys.
Shane said: “He had a very short temper.
“He was violent and aggressive. He’d lose his rag over absolutely anything.
“I was pretty clued up when I was younger and used to say to my brother: ‘When I hit 14 I’m going to pack my bags and leave home.’
“But my sister Carry-Ann was treated differently.”
Shane explained it was only as he got older that he began to understand why Carry-Ann was put on a pedestal by their father.
He said: “As a child you don’t really understand it, you just think it’s normal, but as you get older you look back and realise how wrong it is.
“Dad and Carry-Ann would kiss each other on the lips.
“She had learning difficulties and the mental age of a seven-year-old.
“She thought she was going to marry dad – she knew no different.
“She used to suffer from epilepsy and as dad was a her carer he would insist they needed to share a bed so he could keep a close eye on her during the night.
“He forced mum to sleep in Carry-Ann’s bed in a separate room and us boys all had our own room.
“He said it was all because as he needed to look after her, but we found out that wasn’t the case at all – he was preying on her.”
When Carry-Ann became unwell, her family became suspicious.
Shane said: “Carry-Ann was throwing up for a few weeks.
“My granddad became very concerned about it and told dad he needed to take her to the doctors – so he did.
“He came back an hour later with Carry, saying that she was pregnant.
“Everyone knew it was him who had got her pregnant.”
The baby was aborted in July 2003 on the orders of a high court judge.
Shane said: “To find out who was the father of Carry-Ann’s baby, they took DNA tests on every male in the household – even my little brother who was about eight at the time.
“Dad knew it was his so to avoid taking them he ran away to Leeds, but he was caught and arrested.
“They performed a DNA test and released him while they were investigating.”
Brown was arrested on suspicion of unlawful sex but was released on police bail pending paternity tests on the aborted foetus, and Carry-Ann was taken into foster care.
Shane said: “We could go and visit her once a week as long as her social worker was there too.
“My dad, my brother and my mum went along and that day when we came home afterwards, dad said he was going to go and pick up Carry-Ann from McDonalds.
“He had found out where she lived with her foster family – she must have told him – and had secretly arranged it with her.
“He told us: ‘I’m just waiting for a phone call off Carry’.
“He sat by the phone for three to four hours waiting for her to ring.
“Eventually he disappeared.
“He’d previously had told us that he and Carry-Ann wanted to die in a suicide pact.
“He was so controlling, we all felt powerless to stop him.
“We all stayed awake all night. We were worried sick about Carry-Ann and where he had gone with her.
“The next thing we knew it was 3 or 4am and police contacted us to Carry had been involved in a car accident in Cumbria.
“We found out she was in hospital and dad had been clipped by a lorry.
“He had gone to a motorway bridge and officers were trying to talk him down to stop him from jumping.
“We were all just so confused.”
The family were informed that Carry-Ann had been in the car and although she had survived the smash she was rushed to hospital in a life-threatening condition.
Shane explained: “Dad drove from Carlise to Cumbria and swerved down an embankment, through a fence, and then down a cliff.
“Incredibly, he managed to survive.
“Carry was left fighting for life.
“She was rushed to hospital and had caroil sysnosis – metal plates inserted in her head.
“She was put in a coma, before they decided to turn off her life-support machine after five days.
“She died from a severe head injury and internal bleeding.
“Mum went to see her in hospital – but we were too young.
“We didn’t have the opportunity to say goodbye to her.
“It felt like she was cruelly robbed from us.
“Dad meanwhile had ran onto the motorway, trying to kill himself. He was clipped by a lorry which broke his arm.
“Police police found him on a motorway bridge threatening to jump off and tried to talk him out of it for an hour and half.”
Brown was arrested and held in custody, awaiting a trial.
Shane said: “At first he was saying he wasn’t guilty and we were preparing to go to court and testify against him.
“Two days before the court date he changed his plea to guilty.
“We didn’t go to the sentencing – we weren’t allowed any contact with him because we were so young – but mum went along.”
Brown admitted murder and unlawful sexual intercourse at Preston Crown Court.
Sentencing him to life imprisonment, with a minimum of 19 years. He was also given 21 months on the unlawful sex charge.
Judge Peter Openshaw said Brown had killed Carry-Ann, and tried to kill himself.
Shane claims the aftermath of the Carry-Ann’s death and the court case that followed devastated his once close-knit family.
He said: “It tore the whole family apart.
“Despite the way dad was with us all, we were a very close family.
“Now it’s just me, my wife and the kids.
“I barely speak to my brothers and I don’t have much to do with my mum, aunties or uncles.”
Shane has now found happiness with his partner, Claire, 28, a support carer, and is a dad to a five-year-old and two-year-old.
He said: “Now that I’ve got children of my own it has made me see it all from a different perspective.
“I’d never let anyone harm one of my kids and I can’t believe just how evil my dad was to do what he did to Carry-Ann.
“He’s due to be released from prison in a few years, but he should never see the light of day again.
“He should rot behind bars forever.”