Man who 'used baby as weapon' back in court

2015-02-24 06:08

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Pretoria - The case of a man accused of killing a baby by using her as a weapon to beat his girlfriend is expected back in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Last week Tuesday, the National Prosecuting Authority said the matter was postponed for bail information and further investigation.

Alexander Forba, a foreign national, remained in custody to await his next appearance.

Forba's girlfriend previously told police that during an argument in their flat early in the morning on 15 February, he asked her if he was the two-day-old baby's father.

"He then [allegedly] hit the mother with the baby," Warrant Officer Wanda Olivier said the following day.

Best Care ambulance services spokesman Xander Loubser said paramedics found the infant wrapped in a towel and drowning in her own vomit.

Beeld reported that the mother told paramedics that after hitting her with the child the father threw the baby on the ground. She apparently had a wound on her forehead.

The two were taken to a nearby hospital where the baby died.

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