Baby abuser jailed

The New Zealand Herald - - News -

A man has been sent to prison for caus­ing se­ri­ous in­juries to a 6-weekold baby, after ad­mit­ting he snapped over its cry­ing. Ben­jamin Lim was sen­tenced to six years and nine months in jail at the Welling­ton District Court yes­ter­day. The vic­tim’s mother read a state­ment to the court where she said she had night­mares of the baby be­ing shaken and squeezed. She said for 14 weeks she did not know if her son’s neck would heal and that he had to wear a neck brace. The sum­mary of facts de­tailed up to 18 his­tor­i­cal frac­tures that the baby had en­dured. Lim was or­dered to serve a min­i­mum non-pa­role pe­riod of half the sen­tence.

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