‘She will never get better’: Father who shook his four-month-old daughter so violently she was left a quadriplegic will walk free in just TWO years
- A man who shook daughter so violently she is now a quadriplegic has been jailed
- The 41-year-old man shook his baby daughter so hard that her heart stopped
- The damage caused her to suffer from severe spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy
A father who shook his four-month-old daughter so violently she was left a quadriplegic and in a state where her life is ‘not worth living’ will walk free from jail in just two years.
The New Zealand man, who can’t be named, faced the Southport District Court in Queensland on Thursday and admitted to causing grievous bodily harm to his daughter, The Courier Mail reported.
The court heard how the 41-year-old shook his daughter with such force in the 2016 incident that her heart stopped and her brain went into atrophy.
As a result the toddler now suffers from severe spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy which will require full time care for the rest of her life.
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A father who shook is four-month-old daughter so violently she was left a quadriplegic and in a state where her life is ‘not worth living’ was jailed for six years (stock photo)
Crown prosecutor Michael Hines told the court the girl will never be able to eat or even move by herself.
‘She will never get better … she has no quality of life,’ he said.
‘This is extremely serious offending … it’s hard to imagine a more serious consequence.’
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After shaking his daughter the man went into a panic and rushed to his neighbour’s house to perform CPR and call 000.
When police arrived to investigate the incident the court heard the man had varying versions of the story until a medical examination uncovered the truth.
While sentencing the man as he wept, Judge Julie Dick said the incident was ‘appalling’ and had left the baby with a ‘life not worth living’.
He was sentenced to six years’ jail and will be eligible for parole after two years.
While sentencing the man as he wept Judge Julie Dick said the incident was ‘appalling’ and had left the baby with a ‘life not worth living’ before sentencing him to sic years jail