Monster gets 17 years

Another feral baby killer has been locked up:

A man who picked his partner’s 6-month-old son up by his leg, violently shook him and dropped him on his head has received a sentence of life in prison with a minimum non-parole period of 17 years for murder.

James Allan Frederick Hemana was found guilty by an Auckland High Court jury in December of murdering baby Cezar Taylor in 2010.

He had earlier pleaded guilty to failing to provide the necessaries of life.

During his trial, the court was told how Cezar’s mother Victoria Taylor, at the age of 20, had three children. Cezar was her youngest.

She broke up with her children’s father before meeting Hemana and renting a home in Mangere.

The Crown said Hemana violently shook Cezar on two occasions in July 2010 but it was the second occasion which led to the baby’s fatal injuries.

This animal has always maintained that he was just a bit rough.


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