Couple to be sentenced for baby's death

2013-09-30 08:48

A man found guilty of raping, assaulting, and causing the death of his 10-month-old baby girl is expected to be sentenced in the Palm Ridge Magistrates’ Court in Alberton today.

Adriaan Netto and his partner were found guilty of the culpable homicide, rape, and abuse of their baby on September 18. The woman, who may not be named to protect the identities of their other children, cried while Judge Majeke Mabesele delivered his verdict.

A court judgment was supposed to be handed down on September 12, but Netto went on the run. He was rearrested in Krugersdorp four days later.

According to a postmortem, the toddler had been significantly underweight and had numerous injuries. She had fractured ribs, abrasions on her vagina and face, bruising on her abdomen, and a lacerated lung filled with blood. Her liver was injured and her anus had been penetrated repeatedly.

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