Dud judge gives child basher 9 months’ home detention but he winds up in prison anyway

In an appallingly weak decision a dud judge has handed down a pathetic sentence to a gutless coward who bashed his nine-month-old child.

At least the police are considering an appeal of the weak sentencing:

Police have confirmed they are “considering” whether they will appeal a sentence of home detention handed down to a Waikato man who bashed his 9-month-old baby, inflicting horrendous injuries to his face and head.

This morning the Herald revealed that the 20-year-old had received a sentence of nine months home detention and 160 hours of community service after the brutal beating in February last year.

The 9-month-old was hospitalised with lacerations around his mouth, welts on both sides of his head, multiple cheekbone fractures, a torn bottom lip and tongue and facial grazes.

His eyelids were so swollen that the baby could barely open them.  

What a hero, beating up a nine-month-old child. He should be in prison and left in the yard a few times a week.

Court documents stated that the attack happened at a house in the Waikato area on February 19 last year.

For legal reasons the man, his baby and partner cannot be named.

The man’s then-partner was cooking breakfast and he took the baby into the bedroom after becoming frustrated with his continual grizzling – the result of teething.

Alone in the room, the man struck the baby repeatedly on his face and head and grabbed him by the chin and mouth to stifle his cries.

He then forced something solid in the infant’s mouth causing a tear between his tongue and base of his mouth.

From the next room the baby’s mother could hear her partner say: “f*** up, shut up you little c***”.

She threatened to call the police as the attack on the baby continued.

Her partner then turned on her, threatening to burn her with a hot pan before pushing her towards the ground and kicking her legs, hip and shoulder.

As she lay on the ground, he then fetched the baby and demanded she feed him.

In November last year the man pleaded guilty to a charge of wounding with reckless disregard for the attack on his baby son.

He also admitted a charge of assaulting the baby’s mother with a weapon, and six further charges of male assaults female relating to her and another woman.

The sentence upset the baby’s maternal family, with his grandfather saying it was “a huge joke”.

What a disgusting creature, but I’m sure he will learn a lot from staying at home playing the X-Box and sinking copious Cody’s while contemplating the gravity of his offending. /sarc.

Of course, his details are all suppressed, while we have to look at the photos of the wee bashed child.

The dud judge now has egg on her face because this evil little scrote is behind bars for breaching his conditions of home detention.

The man sentenced to home detention after he bashed his 9-month-old son and partner is back behind bars.

The Herald can reveal that the 20-year-old Waikato man has allegedly breached the conditions of his home detention and is back behind bars.

Two sources confirmed that the alleged breach came after the man went to a pub “to celebrate” not being sent to prison.

The Herald cannot name the man.

Under the Criminal Procedure Act, no young victim can be named or identified.

That means the man’s name and image cannot legally be published anywhere.

He was sentenced on Tuesday evening by Judge Denise Clark in the Hamilton District Court.

But less than 48 hours into that sentence, which included 160 hours of community work, he was arrested and charged with breaching his conditions.

The same night he was sentenced the man posted a selfie on Facebook with the caption: “Last day at court sweet. Now I can live my life.”

The caption also included a word associated with the Mongrel Mob.

Someone should tell the other gangs, while he is behind bars, that he’s a child basher.


-NZ Herald

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